The lack of guarantees by our Government, says researchers from the Center for Economic and Policy Research, means one in four private-sector workers do not get paid leave.
The Finnish : 30 days paid leave, 9 paid Holidays
The French : 30 days paid leave, 1 paid Holiday
The Europeans: 20 days paid leave, 13 paid holidays
The Canadians: 10 days paid leave, 8 paid holidays
The Japanese: 10 days paid leave
The Americans: Nada, nothing, Zero, Zilch, Nil.
Despite the lack of Gov’t guarantees, 90 percent of U.S. employers offered vacation, the study found. Workers received an average of nine days of paid vacation and six paid holidays, a total of 15 days off per year.
“The sum of the average paid vacation and paid holidays provided to U.S. workers in the private sector — 15 in total — would not meet even the minimum required by law in 19 other rich countries,” Schmitt said.
Ouch! I remember a time…
….when we made fun of people who took work so seriously! Not that working isn’t important, it is…but so is a break.
I don’t even work and I need a vacation.
For as rich and powerful as we are, we sure don’t know how to treat ourselves to a nice beach and margarita. Now doesn’t that sound nice?
Forget the drink, I’ll take the beach.
…enough divagating. The article is here via Reuter’s.