As Americans, we get crap vacation.
And as if that's not bad enough, it turns out that a bunch you of aren't even bothering to take what little your overlords companies do give you.
41% of Americans won't use all of their vacation this year.
Don't be a work martyr. In the words of Gawker's Hamilton Nolan:
That job don't love you. That job is not your friend. That job is not looking out for you. That job is a machine in which you are a cog. That job has no human feelings. That job is interested only in sucking you for every last ounce of labor that you are physically capable of producing before you pass out. It is not the job's fault; it is in the job's nature. Therefore it is up to you to look out for yourself. You gotta love yourself in this world. Take that time off. Nobody else is going to take it for you. Take it. Take it all.
Take your damn vacation time if you're lucky enough to have it.