Did you know more than half of American workers (54%) left vacation time unused in 2016 forfeiting a total of 206 million vacation days! Not only are all those vacation days going to waste but, not taking a vacation could actually hurt your career. It’s been found that employees who don’t take vacations are less likely to receive a raise, bonus or promotion than those who vacation more frequently. Surprising right! Research shows employees who take vacation days get ahead. That’s why it’s time to stop putting off vacation planning and start using those days in 2018.
Taking time out to recharge, relax and immerse yourself in something new can help you not only come up with that great new idea at work, but it could also put you in a better mood. According to the State of American Vacation 2017, the most effective remedy for American workers who want to use their vacation days is better planning. That’s why January 30th is National Plan Your Vacation Day, this is the time of year to start planning out your next Vegas Girls Night Out getaway. But how do you get started? We’re glad you asked. Here are four easy steps from Project Time Off that will get you planning and ready for your next vacation.
1. Determine how much time off you have earned.
This is one of the simplest things people have to do when planning, but can sometimes be the hardest. To determine how much time off you have, look up your company’s vacation benefits. Your benefits may have changed from last year as many organizations offer additional days based on your years of service. Make sure to add up any office closures as those are bonus vacation days and don’t forget to include anyone you may want to travel within your vacation planning.
2. Coordinate Calendars
It’s important to look at the calendar and see when you could take a vacation. Here are a few things to consider.
- Holidays During the Year. If your office is closed for a holiday, could you add an extra day off and turn a one-day holiday into a four-day weekend?
- Workloads and Coworkers. Are you thinking of getting away during a busy time of year at work? Are you considering days off when members of your team are already out on vacation? Start thinking about how to ensure shared responsibilities are covered and consider how to sync up with your co-workers on handling days off during the year.
- Family Events and Other Important Dates. When will your kids have time off from school? Are there other events such as weddings, family reunions or birthdays that you should include when planning your time off?
3. Get Time Off Approved.
Once you’ve coordinated your schedule, looked over holidays and family time, now it’s time to get those vacation days approved. Don’t be anxious to ask for the time off. Nearly all senior business leaders believe vacation time benefits their employees and the company. Once you’ve gotten approval, block those days off as out of the office on your calendar and off your company/organizations calendar, so it’s not a surprise when the time comes to take off.
4. Ultimate Vegas Girls Night Out
Now comes the fun part, planning your dream girl’s getaway to Vegas with your squad. Don’t worry you don’t need to know exactly what you want to do. That’s what Vegas Girls Night Out is for! Once you and your girls have coordinated the time off, we make it simple to plan the ultimate girls weekend. We offer several packages that include everything from a night out to see Australia’s Thunder From Down Under to getting Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man to a night of glamour complete with a trip to see a few Divas strut their stuff. But if you don’t see the right package for you, we can also customize your weekend on the town with everything from nightclub passes to an afternoon learning some pole dancing moves. Vegas Girls Night Out is the best place to plan because our friendly staff not only knows Vegas, they live here too! Call us to learn how we can make those vacation days, ones to remember - 702.701.7778.