As the end of the year draws near, do you have to scramble to use up the last of your vacation before you lose it?  It’s a ghost town around here as that happens here every year.

But that’s not necessarily the case around the country. Nearly half of all American workers gripe about being burned out even though they didn't use up all their vacation days. According to a recent survey by Yahoo Hot Jobs, 45% didn't take all their time off, while 39% say they were too exhausted to go on a "real" vacation.

Another 36% claim to be too busy to take time off, 34% say the high cost of going somewhere keeps them going to the office, while 32% want to save vacation days for real emergencies.

Just remember that while you take time off from work, you can still take the radio and the morning news with, even to the beach!