How To Take A Vacation Without Losing Your Job

Take a vacation without losing your job.
Take a vacation without losing your job.

Most experts preach the importance of taking a vacation. And there are plenty of studies showing it's good for your health, productivity and creativity.

But in America, most of us are limited to two weeks paid vacation. And most of us don't take even that in large part because we fear for our jobs, according to research.

Is that warranted? Unfortunately, it can be -- if you're not careful. Before you book your winter holiday vacation, take these precautions: