No-vacation nation

Interesting short article on the lack of vacation time for US workers. Hard to argue we’d not be better off as a nation mandating a few paid days off a year. Excerpt:

Out of the 33 richest countries, the U.S. is the only one with no legally-required paid vacation for its workers.

“If you look at all of the other rich countries that have about the same standard of living that we have, it’s pretty standard to have 20 or 25 days of paid vacation per year,” said Schmitt.

The average American has just nine days of vacation a year. One survey shows only 10% of us will take a full two weeks off.

And as for part-time workers, only a third get any paid time off from their employers…