The Europeans get 3-4 even 5 weeks or six weeks of vacation time a year. It's their right by law and they all expect it. We americans get two weeks, in many cases 3 weeks after 5 years steady employment. But most don't even use all the time they do get (I realize school teachers get more but I am referring to the majority of american employees not one group). Many Americans in the corporate world take only one week or less off a year. ONE WEEK! ONe stinkin week of vacation off a year! even after working full time often over 40 hours a year..they still only take or get ONE week a year!
It seems in fact that most americans don't protest this and dont seem to mind. In actual fact we have no legislated right to a vacation at all..it is up to the company we work for. Yes one can always leave and go elsewhere but many people cant just pick up and go for many reasons.
How do you guys feel about all this? and why are we as a nation so complacent and more interested in how much we make rather than the quality of life we can obtain?
I would think one could be happier making 20 grand a year at a company that treats the worker well..than making 100,000 a year where you are practically a slave to the company (in sense that one is working all the time no matter where he is.
Why is there no movent to make 3 weeks paid vaction mandatory? hey.. we COULD do it, most other countries have.
I want to make a living. But I want to have a life as well.