This CNBC story caused quite a bit of discussion on my Facebook wall this week. In short, Americans don’t take all the time off they can, and many don’t even take any.
There seem to be a variety of issues at play in this discussion; some of the highlights of the thread:
“what if Americans enjoy their jobs more than anyone else, and so don’t want to take more breaks?” –CF
“what if Americans are more scared of losing their jobs while being on vacation, and instead work more tired, more stressed, and less effectively than their counterparts in other parts of the developed world” –me
“You don’t realize that you’re “working for something” if you don’t get to have time to enjoy that for which you’ve worked.” –MS
So what think ye?