Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Who Needs Paid Vacation/Holidays Anyway?

Well, every other OECD country believes they're worthwhile. Thankfully my employer as well:

But seriously look at that chart. It's not like we're even close. Even the lowest end in this group of countries gets TEN paid vacation days, and the vast majority get double that!

Think about that for a second.

According to my (very, very good on benefits by US standards) contract, I will have to work at my job TEN (10!!!!!!!) years before I get 20 days of paid vacation. And I am definitely one of the lucky ones. On the other end of the spectrum, most retail jobs don't even have paid SICK days!!!

Richest country in the history of the world, just not for any of the people creating that wealth.

1 comment:

  1. This makes me feel guilty. I get something like 30 days a year, which includes sick leave, vacation, and personal time. Of course, this is static until I've been here five years.