No-Vacation Nation

 

Did you know that the United States is the only developed country that doesn’t legally mandate that workers receive paid time off? Whenever I’m reminded of this, I want to go picket outside the White House or call up politicians and rant and rave. The United States doesn’t even mandate that employers provide paid holidays!!

Read this article and try to overlook the fact that it wasn’t proofread. This situation is infuriating. It doesn’t matter if we’re too broke to travel anywhere for vacation. It matters that we have TIME OFF from work. And that we take the time off! Apparently many of us don’t even use the paltry vacation time we are given. I have been known to stockpile vacation days, saving them for the next trip to England that I take. But no more. I am taking that time.

Check out this brief report and remember to pick up your jaw from the floor when you’re done reading.

This article also reminded me that less than half of the U.S. population owns a passport. Travesty! Let’s get traveling, folks. Who’s planning a fun vacation, either domestic or international? I’m going to Idaho next week. I’ve never been to Idaho so I’m looking forward to it!

 

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. anyaweber
    Sep 05, 2013 @ 16:57:59

    So interesting! (And disturbing!) I always use all my vacay days every year and consider them a MAJOR benefit.

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