July 05, 2007
Need to go on vacation
So when you are thinking that we in the United States really do not get away for vacation, we now have proof that it is the case. Having access to email on vacation and cell phones can make things easier to get back to, when you are back from the break, but it can also kinda defeat the purpose of the break!
The European Trade Union Institute for Research, Education and Health and Safety issued a report entitled Employment "Policy Brief: No vacation nation USA – a comparison of leave and holiday in OECD countries." There are some staggering numbers, including that we have (in the United States) NO mandatory paid leave. This makes us different from all the other 21 European countries profiled in the report (see page 3).
Kinda makes you want to leave the laptop behind from time to time.
Posted by cseeman at July 5, 2007 12:17 PM