Avoiding burnout during the COVID-19 pandemic

Posted at 6:45 AM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 08:07:43-04

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.