Vacation is something many people love and look forward to. The ability to put our daily tasks on hold for a short amount of time in order to clear our minds and reinvigorate ourselves is something that all people need from time to time. In fact, we all seem to have those times in our life were we get a week or two off to have the time of our lives. One particular experience that I had impacted me in two primary ways. This experience was when I took a Royal Caribbean Cruise in the Gulf of Mexico. Strangely enough, this experience impacted me in two completely opposite, and nearly paradoxical, ways. Truthfully, what I took away from my Royal Caribbean Cruise would be considered by many to be the opposite of what they would expect.
The number of trips taken by Britons overseas has declined by 12.6 million, from 69.4 million to 56.8 million between 2007 and 2011, according to the research by Travelodge. This means that 5.9 million holidays and trips have come out of the market altogether when the number of domestic holidays and trips are factored in. This is shy of the government’s stated ambition for domestic trips to replace the number of missing overseas trips, the report says. However, the analysis shows that ‘staycation’ breaks were up by 5.6% as the recession proved that holidays are an essential rather than a luxury. UK city breaks account for 23% of domestic tourism but seaside towns are in decline by 5%. Total tourism revenue was up 12.6% to £40 billion between 2007-2011 against the general economy up 8%. Employment numbers in tourism have bucked the wider trend, thanks to strong growth in 2011 when 120,000 new jobs were created. The UK’s appeal as a tourist destination endured during the double dip, with overall visitor numbers up by 3.1% to 157.4 million, the report shows. Staycations form the backbone of the tourism economy, with domestic trips and holidays increasing by 5.6% to 126.6 million.
True in the statement made that constant work is detrimental to your judgement and thus a disservice to your client. Perspective on issues is necessary to make sound decisions. Here I struggled with the rationalization but had not seen from the angle that by not taking a lunch break I would not have the energy and in turn provide a disservice. Further, risking a lack of presence that influences not only the service but the empathetic engagement with clients. A realization that value in ourselves trades for the value we provide those individuals we serve.
• Elastic, vacation time is most certainly a luxury and although at times needed for mental sanity one can live their entire life without one and still be fine. As with the local gas station comparison-shopping is king, which becomes the substitute for one hotel versus another.
In their article “Should everyone go to college?” Stephanie Owen, Senior research assistant, and Isabel Sawhill, former Vice President of the Brookings Institute, argue that many factors lead to individuals not being able to attend college. They go on to claim these factors to be school choice, career field, graduation, and area of study. The article states that while on average the rate of return is usually positive, there are cases in which it is negative. One of their focal points is what it cost to attend college and its affordability. Claiming that with the rise in the cost of college, which progresses at a faster rate than that of the job wage increase, that college is becoming less affordable. In their conclusion a three step policy plan is included for individuals who plan to attend college. While realistically I agree that yes, some individuals should not go to college, my optimistic side would like to believe that everyone should and can go to college without it becoming a sour investment.
By all means, the American school system evolves around ideas about the balance of work and rest. Notice that summer vacation is deeply built-in the American culture that they can hardly doubt having it. Recall that the author mentions the importance and meaning of work in Asian nations. The Rice Paddies, which are lessons about perseverance play a very huge role in China’s cultural legacy. Asian cultural wisdom says that constant work leads to great rewards.
In “Hit the Rest Button in Your Brain,” Daniel J. Levitin successfully argues that taking a vacation will not only allow you to be with family but also help your brain rest. Appealing to ethos and logos, he uses statistics and reasoning to reach out to his intended readers on how taking a vacation can be a “false break” (Levitin 1). Also, Levitin explains certain suggestions and proposals towards to what a human being does and ties in with how it can affect people throughout the day. Levitins context readers would be people who work many hours and never take a vacation or who read this specific newspaper The New York Times.
The typical U.S. employee with paid vacation time took just a little more than half of his or her allowed time off in the previous 12 months, according to an April 2014 Harris survey conducted for Glass door. Just a quarter reported taking all the time off given to them, while 2 in 5 said they had taken 25 percent or less of their available time off (Milligan, 2015). For these employees, they may have the perception that when say “unlimited vacation”, it really means that there is “no vacation”.
Leaving Campus for Lunch would be beneficial to Privileged High School Students because Students get a chance to take a break from a stressful day or the everyday mayhem of high school. Leaving campus for lunch can also reduce the amount of skipping students do and also give students something to look forward to during the day. Leaving campus for lunch should be a privilege to student who meet the requirements, students may work harder to excel in classes and attendance to attain this privilege
In "Canada it's time to learn to (truly) take a vacation", Ellen Himefarb argues that Canadians need to learn how to separate work and leisure. She states that Canadians do not know how to relax on vacation and instead of enjoying time off from work, people use that time preparing for work. Vacation is a learned activity and is now dictated by social acceptability rather than pleasure. Now people are now retiring later and although Canada's economy has significantly improved, quality of life has not. I disagree with Himefarb because majority of Canadians do thoroughly enjoy their vacation.
It is imperative that the employee can balance his/her working life against his/her personal life. With sufficient time off and rest periods, employees will feel “looked after” and be motivated to put in more effort. There will be a reduction of mistakes because the employee has had adequate rest which results in a more positive working environment. Employers who introduce such practices in the work place in order to help employees achieve a better and satisfactory work/life balance can expect to see an increase in motivation, enhanced performance/productivity and greater staff loyalty. By implementing a positive work/life balance, companies are successful, secure a good reputation and promote positive employee relations. The Working Time Regulations 1998 stipulates that employers should provide employees with the following basic rights:
In this essay before understanding the characteristics and purpose of lifestyle entrepreneurs, lets comprehend who is an entrepreneur? And what does the term entrepreneurship mean and how does it relate to tourism? An entrepreneur refers to one who is risk-taking, ambitious, possesses innovative and creative characteristics in regards to owning a business (Bosworth & Farrell, 2011). These people do their best to overcome all the difficulties faced in creating something new apart from the default product available in the market. The only way for an entrepreneur to develop is the available social networks, being attentive to the opportunities coming in the way of growth
Over the past 25 years, Great Places to Work Institute has complied a list of the 100 businesses with the greatest workplace practices worldwide. Great Places to Work Institute combines the research of thousands of business operating in 43 countries and evaluations from over a million employees to create a model that any business can use to create a successful environment (2015). Companies ranging from small to big, private to non-profit sectors, look to the assessment tools, trainings, advisory services, conferences, and workshops from the institute to incorporate in their business practices as their clients are able to deliver outstanding business performances year after year (2015). Great Places to Work Institute states that the best investment any business can make is establishing workplace trust. Businesses with a strong workplace trust tend to have lower turnover, greater innovation, higher productivity, more loyal customers, higher profits, and over better recruitment (2015).
After working all year long, sometimes sixty plus hours a week, the mind and body can become very worn down. You have to have a break or your work performance could suffer. The last part of winter or the first part of spring, is when
Personally, I felt that as a worker that I spent my leisure time more constructively. I had once worked as a tollbooth worker in a local amusement park. I enjoyed that job and had nothing if little to say bad about it. I noticed that when I had time off, I took more time to spend it with my friends. I read more and did the things that I wanted to get to that I previously didn’t have time for. I am presuming that these events occurred because I didn’t have to worry about going back to work the next day. That my next hours of work wouldn’t be a personal hell, but rather a place where I can consider something that I like doing, I get paid for.