It’s long been known that U.S. workers take fewer vacation days than their international counterparts. Fewer vacation days are typically offered by U.S. employers, and of those offered, many go unused. There are many reasons for this, not the least of which is the U.S. work culture in which employees often fear falling behind or being penalized if they take time away.
Bearing this in mind, some employers are beginning to promote the idea of a workcation. As the name implies, a workcation is simply a vacation when some work is still completed.