There are employees who are too dedicated in doing their job to a point that they would work even beyond office hours and even during the weekends. Business owners would definitely love to have these people who are extremely dedicated and passionate about their work.
However, when it is time to consume the number allowable absences to take a leave, most companies would force employees to take what was allotted. To those who are really dedicated, it is unnecessary. They think that they won’t have anything to do back home so they would rather go to work.
If you are one of these people, before you complain, you have to understand first why companies allot specific number of days to take a vacation leave.
You need to have a change in environment
The workplace is a stressful environment. At some point, you need to change what you see so you will start fresh. This is only going to happen if you travel elsewhere. Companies also realize this and understand that if you are too stressed out with work, you no longer become productive. It does not mean that if you are putting a lot of hours for work that you are already a productive employee. Taking some time off to recharge would be beneficial for you and the company.
You are inspired
Whether you just stay at home to cook or be on the beach watching people stroll around, this inspires you. A change in scenery gives you a different perspective in life. You might not realize that you need time off from work up until you are already there. Companies need employees who are innovative and creative. You can let these creative juices flow when you are out there seeing the world.
You expand your understanding of culture
A key factor in the expansion of many companies these days is diversity. More companies tried hiring people of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. If you are used to the same people all the time and you have no understanding of diverse cultures, you just need to travel. This does not necessarily mean that you will understand those cultures right away, but at least you immerse yourself in their environment. This can help widen your understanding of their beliefs and traditions, or at the very least remove your personal biases.
You won’t feel burnt out
Burning out is one of the reasons why employees leave their job. This is something most companies don’t want to happen. If taking a leave to travel would help you avoid this feeling, they would allow you to do that any time. This is true especially if you are an asset to the company. They would rather have you gone for a few days than for good. You can say that you are tough enough to take on the job, but at some point you will feel this way.
There are not a lot of you who won’t take the chance to take a leave as companies have issues with people who have lots of absences. The point is that regardless of how dedicated you are with work, you need a break. All of us do.
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2nd image from http://executivesecretary.com/the-five-big-mistakes-workers-make-when-they-take-vacation/