On average, US workers saw their vacation time cut from 14 days in 2011 to 12 days in 2012
and still we didn't use it all. Okay, I understand for small business owners and management consultants time away from the job is money lost because they don't have paid vacations. And entrepreneurs often are happier working on their "baby" than taking time off. But the rest of us really need the vacation to refresh and recharge so we can return in a bettter frame of mind and a better attitude.