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Angst, Fear and Guilt Convince Workers to Avoid Vacation 
Getting ahead, managers’ examples are other reasons Americans don’t take PTO.


Some Jobs Going Way of Dodo Bird
Farmer, lumberjack, flight attendant among the 10 jobs most likely to disappear by 2022.

Paralegals Paid to Watch TV Demand Meaningful Work
Employees want more than a paycheck. They want a sense of purpose, say whistleblowers.

Can Flexible Schedules Create Workaholics? 
Freedom with hours inspires productivity, may lead to burnout. 

What's a Workplace 'Dealbreaker'? 
Lack of work/life balance and trust drive employees away. 

Eeyores, Volcanoes, Drama Queens 
How to handle toxic personalities at work.

Job ‘Addicts’ Can Hurt Selves, Morale, Company
HR sends mixed message by touting work/life balance but rewarding late hours.
When star employees return

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