Friday, May 26, 2006

U.S. Workers are the Most Vacation-Deprived in the World, Study Says

Vacation deprivation effects health and safety ...

"Americans are likely to forsake a total of 574 million vacation days in 2006, with each employee 18 and older leaving an average of one vacation day on the table.

And that makes American workers the most vacation-deprived in the world, according to a study commissioned by's sixth annual Vacation Deprivation Survey, conducted by Harris Interactive and Ipsos Reid, found that the number of unused vacation time in 2006 increased by one additional day over the last year, boosting the number of total vacation days by more than 150 million. Such figures have given the United States the dubious distinction of being the country with the worst vacationing habits.

The survey found that the France, Germany and Australia scored the highest in receiving and using up their vacation days. Employed adults in France received an average of 39 days of vacation each year, with 40 percent taking a three- to four-week vacation during the summer months."   continued ...   (Via Occupational Hazards)

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