It’s good for business—really. Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that employees at companies that offered paid sick leave were 28 percent less likely to suffer injuries. Plus, for every dollar of vacation benefits that a company offers, it receives three dollars worth of productivity back, says Paul Powers, Ph.D., author of Love Your Job. Make vacation easier on yourself by helping coworkers when they’re off. You’ll be exposed to new projects, and they’ll be more likely to return the favor when you’re at the beach.
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