Two competing headlines – NYT and WSJ – this weekend on the Donald Trump skipping out on the Fox News debate brouhaha.
Only it seems the roles you’d expect are reversed:
The WSJ’s headline read “GOP Debate Draws Fewer Viewers,” lending credibility to the Trump argument that his absence hurt Fox; while the NYT headline read “Even Without You-Know-Who, Debate Still Drew 12.5 Million Viewers,” implying it was still a big success and thereby crowning Fox News the winner.
Facts are facts, but how they’re presented to the public is another story.
Americans don’t seem to like vacations, or rather don’t think taking them is a good idea. While they on average earn 21 days of paid time off a year, they on average leave a week on the table. And this number (days left on the table is on the rise).
What’s fascinating – and perhaps counter-intuitive – is that not taking vacations harms career advancement prospects. A 2014 report by “Project Time Off” conducted by Oxford Economics (hat tip latest HBR ) found:
employees who left 11-15 days of PTO unused last year are actually less likely (6.5% less likely) to have received a raise or bonus in the past three years than those who used all of their PTO.
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