This sounds crazy to me, but a new survey says 40% of Americans took no vacation days in 2015. This is the breakdown of American workers’ use of vacation time in 2015, based on the Skift survey of more than 2,000 workers: • No vacation – 40.5% • Less than five days – 17.4% • Between five and 10 days – 14.8% • Between 10 and 20 days – 14.4% • More than 20 days – 12.9% This makes me curious about how much vacation time forum members took last year. So here’s a new poll: How many vacation days (not including traditional holidays) did you take in 2015? I fall into that 11-20 days myself, and hope to again in 2016. Definitely like having time off/vacations to look forward to, and believe it helps me focus better both before and after the break. I don’t always 100% disconnect from work when on vacation, but try to when possible. Independent agents typically have a lot of discretion about how much they work and how much time they take off, but the choice obviously has a direct impact on income. Sure it's tougher for newer, less-established agents to take any time off while veterans can manage to do so without creating financial hardships, but is taking NO vacation ever a wise choice?