Human beings need rest, that’s why engineers should take their vacation leaves when they have a chance. We’ve heard an insane amount of excuses regarding employees not taking a vacation from work. Most of the time however, the excuses are not really logical. We’re here to help convince you that taking a leave is not the worst thing to do, it might even be what you need the most right now.
You deserve it
The typical excuse: “guilt”. You may have heard about people not taking their vacations due to the fact that they’re too guilty to get paid on leave. If you’re one of the people who think like this, there’s a simple answer for this. Each company gives you a specific amount of vacation leaves, it’s yours to take, and if you don’t take it, the money they allocate for your leaves just goes back to them. In the end, it’s like you’re actually paying them not to send you on vacation.
Use it or lose it
In most cases, vacation leaves are usually not paid back, at least not entirely. Avoid thinking that you should be saving your paid time-offs for scenarios that have a fat chance of happening. You’re not a squirrel saving food for a rainy day. It’s either you use the leaves now and enjoy yourself, or end up not using them later and losing them forever. It’s healthy to save some for expected events, but if you’re not expecting anything them, why save them?
Taking time off of work
Work is good, it gives you money, but don’t think you can’t take vacation leaves because there’s a huge amount of it to be done. Think back on yourself. Do you have bad management skills or is there just too much of work to tackle? If your answer is the former, take the time off, you’ll have more time to think about how you can boost productivity during off time. However, if you answered the latter, you need to talk to your manager. Everyone deserves a time off. If for some reason a leave can’t be done due to the amount of work present, there’s something definitely wrong with your work environment.
Stop thinking that vacations are expensive
Most people think that vacations are not worth it. Yeah you get paid to be off from work, but the money you’d have to spend to go on vacation might be even more than what you get. This is not always true. There are a lot of ways to get your vacation expenses cheaper like finding a place where you can stay with friends, or planning a smaller scale trip. If all else fails, staycations are also a good way to spend your quality time.