I was vacation-shamed big time by my manager in my first job and I was a freaking file clerk. At my next job, we were encouraged to use all our time, but we had very strict limitations on WHEN we could use it, which often resulted in me taking random Tuesdays off instead of a long weekend or even consecutive days.
In my new position, I’m higher up on the ladder, but we are encouraged to use all our vacation time, and we have no blackout dates. Management will figure it out if something needs to be handled while we’re out. It’s great and I didn’t even mind checking emails on my trip home from DC last night.