NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Studies show less people are taking advantage of their vacation days during the COVID-19 pandemic, and employers are worried about job burnout.
Researchers with the popular job search website Monster say more than half of the workers aren’t planning to take time off during quarantine for a variety of reasons, including concerns for job security or getting used to working from home.
So, why is it important to use those days off -- even if you can't go anywhere? If you don't use your PTO for the year, a lot of companies won't allow that time to rollover, so you'll be leaving money on the table.
More importantly, career experts say people working from home need change in order to perform better.
This same study found that many employers aren’t increasing sick and PTO days, leaving employees frustrated and feeling that their bosses aren't being supportive.
What is the rebound?
As Middle Tennessee works to rebound from the impact of the Coronavirus, we want to help. Whether it's getting back to work, making ends meet during this uncertain time, or managing the pressure, we're committed to finding solution. In addition, we want to tell your stories of hope, inspiration, and creativity as Middle Tennessee starts to rebound.
Find more in the sections below
More Safely Back to School storiesHow schools are changing, and what you can do to help your child get the most from their education, in-person or virtual
Getting Back To WorkLearn about the latest job openings, how to file for benefits and succeed in the job market.
Making Ends MeetFind help on topics from rent to food to new belt-tightening techniques.
Managing the PressureFeeling isolated or frustrated? Learn ways to connect with people virtually, get counseling or manage your stress.
Doing What’s RightKeep track of the way people are spending your tax dollars and treating your community.
Keeping You SafeFrom schools to stores to restaurants, learn what’s being done to keep you safe.