Do you have a lot of vacation time banked?
At the end of the day, I don’t really care how other people use (or don’t use) their vacation time. I am just sick of trying to work with people that are constantly stressed out, burned out, and come to work angry. I have heard a number of employees say things to the effect of “If I have to work 60 hours one week to prepare to be gone for a week, and 60 hours the week I come back to get caught up, then I really haven’t had any time off at all. I have just re-arranged my work schedule.” I know I can’t change the entire work culture and single-handedly save the university, but how can I at least break this habit among my own employees and convince them that it really is OK (actually, necessary) to take some time off once in a while?