Thursday, December 11, 2008

More Info on Vacation Day Comparisons


From the Expedia vacation poll: 

"International Stats
-- Employed adults on average will earn the following number of vacation days in each country in 2008

(Note: based upon the mean of results including people who did not receive vacation days)
o Employed adults in the United States on average receive about 14 vacation days per year, compared to 14 days in 2007 and 2006 and 12 days in 2005.
o Employed adults in Canada on average receive about 17 vacation days per year.
o Employed adults in Great Britain on average receive about 26 vacation days per year, compared to 24 days in 2007 and 2006 and 23 days in 2005.
o Employed adults in France on average receive about 37 vacation days per year, compared to 36 days in 2007 and 39 days in 2006.
o Employed adults in Germany on average receive about 27 vacation days per year, compared to 26 days in 2007 and 27 days in 2006.
o Employed adults in Spain on average receive about 31 vacation days per year, compared to 30
vacation days in 2007.
o Employed adults in Italy on average receive about 33 vacation days per year.
o Employed adults in the Netherlands on average receive about 28 vacation days per year.
o Employed adults in Austria on average receive about 28 vacation days per year."

AND we're going into a recession- I sware if one right-wing jerk says this is the lazy poor American's fault, I'm going to lose it. 

1 comment:

Adventurous Wench said...

Striking differences!

Do you know if this is focused on regular employees? I know that many small business owners here take about 0 vacation days, and work a lot of weekends too. That's probably one area we're even with Europe - I'd bet that lots of small biz owners in France aren't taking all those vacation days either!