7 bosses share their advice for young people on taking time off

7 bosses share their advice for young people on taking time off

Americans are overworked, and it seems to be especially bad for young workers. By generation, Gen Z and millennial workers are “significantly more workers vacation deprived and burned out” than age 50-plus, according to Expedia’s latest Vacation Deprivation study of 14,500 working adults across 16 countries. Some would say the best time to travel is … Read more

45-year-old ‘fake retiree’ shares the most surprising lessons he learned when he tried to retire early

45-year-old 'fake retiree' shares the most surprising lessons he learned when he tried to retire early

In June 2012, at 34 years old and after 13 years of working in investment banking, I wanted out. So I decided to negotiate a severance, retire early, and live off passive income through my rental properties, stock dividends and e-book sales. But just one year in, I realized that the life of travel and … Read more

5 ways Slack’s senior director of engineering uses the app to plan vacation

5 ways Slack's senior director of engineering uses the app to plan vacation

Between smartphones, email and messaging apps, workers are more available than ever. That can be great for office productivity but terrible for disconnecting after hours. Rod Garcia is a senior director of engineering at Slack and, before joining the company in 2019, tells CNBC Make It he was “guilty” of checking work messages while on … Read more

54% of people can’t disconnect from work on vacation. Here’s why

54% of people can't disconnect from work on vacation.  Here's why

Paid time off (PTO) is meant to be personal time spent away from work responsibilities, while still being compensated, including vacations, sick leave or even mental health days. Though policies like unlimited PTO are becoming more common, most people find it hard to disconnect from work during their time off, a new poll shows. Fishbowl … Read more

How a vacation accountability buddy can help you take time off work

How a vacation accountability buddy can help you take time off work

Last year, Bumble gave employees a paid week off of work in an effort to curb employee burnout. It made such a difference that the dating app company now gives employees a collective week-long holiday twice a year. It’s a big move that adds to the company’s generous time-off policies, including a 6 months of … Read more