Bill Gates


It is important for the employer not to make the employee feel guilty about taking time off. Out of guilt, the employee might check and answer his work emails everyday while on vacation. If he does this, he cannot truly relax because the work stress is still with him. It is like taking work along on vacation. Because the employee does not get a chance to re-energize, he returns to work just as exhausted as ever, and nothing really improves.

So, providing employees with adequate vacation time benefits both the employee and the employer. It reduces employee absenteeism due to stress. It helps in keeping down employee turnover. It improves an employee’s job satisfaction, and it improves employee loyalty. In the long run, this will save the company money in personnel cost. It is a win-win situation for everyone.