My colleagues were surprised to learn the other day that I have 8 weeks of annual leave saved up. My mindset is that that is the minimum level I want to keep it at, as if I ever leave my job, I would like a pay out. My mindset also is that using up your leave during a year should be done sparingly.
However, obviously others differ, as some in my office encouraged me to take a month off every year, and I even think in the past a politician encouraged the same in an attempt to boost domestic tourism.
So due to the differing views, just thought it'd be interesting to see how others here view their annual leave? Do you use it all up, or do you keep a minimum for a rainy day?