In our building the preload sort vacation scheduled is posted up for all to see. I was taking a look at it and I noticed something interesting. The vacation schedule goes from May-May and the sheer number of people that took their vacations between May and October is astounding. I understand that most people want to take their vacations in the summer but the number of people that took all their vacations in the first 5/6 out of the 12 months is amazing. One year I remember taking 2 weeks in a row in the summer but my 3rd and final vacation was not until after Christmas. The main reason why this trend concerns me is that the people that take all their vacations in the first half of the year are going to find themselves dragging in the second half of the year and wish they could take another vacation then. So what they will end up doing is calling in sick more then usual when they really arent sick, there just tired from not having any vacations. I would guess that if there are 130 people on the sort with an average of 3 vacations each, making it about 400 vacation weeks for the sort, there are only about 25-50 vacations scheduled for the second half of the vacation year of about Christmas to May. It bugs me a bit because it feels like the workers are just abusing the excessive leniency that exists with taking days off. I understand that the work environment isnt that strict an an absent worker can be fairly easily replaced with a fill-in but I imagine that it must instill a lack of dedication. Have you guys noticed a trend like this in your buildings?