I was reading a fascinating Fox Business News article this morning about how your boss wants you to take a vacation, not before the end of the year, right now. Why, you ask? Are they being generous? Do they want to improve our quality of life? Like every trend that has developed in 2020, it all stems back to the COVID 19 epidemic. People are sitting on vacation time because of travel concerns. Still, companies are trying to avoid burnout and a dip in productivity. The last thing they want to see is the end of the year bottleneck of vacations. Usually, around Christmas time between Thanksgiving and New Year's, offices across the country are empty; this year, with travel restrictions in place, they expect offices to be barren.

"The last few months, it's been hard for people to take time off because they can't go anywhere," says Robby Kwok, senior vice president for people at Slack Technologies Inc.

Usually, home is the first-choice destination for people to take their vacation time, but working from home now makes that harder psychologically. During the year, most companies have a "use it or lose" it policy to force people to take vacations when you leave, or at the end of the year, you can't cash it out. In the COVID Era, some employees saying to each other," what am I really going to do with this point?" There are always staycations. What are your thoughts on Vacation during COVID?

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