Editor’s note: Champagne Services changed its name to Rescue Me Cleaning in March 2017.
Moving to Reston is interviewing members of the community who are a part of small businesses that serve the Reston area. Up next is Geoff Crawley of Champagne Services, a chemical-free, organic house cleaning company. Champagne Services is a member of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce.
Say this out loud: “I deserve a break!” Yes you do! I know you work your tail off day in and day out! Sooooooooo … why do we Americans leave 51 percent of our eligible paid vacation time sitting on the table?
Despite being stressed out of our minds, particularly in the hustle and bustle of the D.C. Metro area, we are working more hours and taking fewer vacation days. The reasons for this vary with some people saying they don’t want to deal with the mountain of work that awaits them upon returning from vacation. Others simply don’t think that anyone else can do their job while they are away. Unsurprisingly, some are intimidated by a cutthroat office culture where everyone is eerily silent about the fact that no one seems to take any vacation.
Therefore, the first question really is HOW to cash-in your paid time off. The answer: Be a long-weekend-warrior.