Even Americans lucky enough to have paid time off are foregoing valuable vacation days to spend more time at the office, a national Bankrate survey of 1,000 employees shows.
Some 52% of Americans say they won't be using all of their paid time off this year. They're often leaving seven days or more on the table, especially in regions like the South and the Midwest.
Is America's culture of "workaholism" to blame? Partly, the survey shows.
The good news is that the top reason workers claimed they did not use all of their vacation days in 2016 was because they were saving them to use in 2017.
About a third of respondents said that they plan on taking advantage of the fact that their company lets them roll over unused days. (Though, who knows? They may have said that last year too.)
The other reasons given confirm that many U.S. workers feel bound to their jobs.