Thursday, August 23, 2007

I'm moving to Finland: 44 days of vacation days off a year

Sadly, North American culture promotes the more you work the more your worth mentality. And while some people really enjoy their jobs and do work because they enjoy it, most people work as much as they do to barely survive. So, vacation time and a break from the job is always a welcome thought. And according to a Mercer Survey, people in Finland have it the best. Finnish workers get 44 days off each year. That's a month of vacation days and 14 holiday days. By comparison, Canadian workers get 10 vacations days with an average of 10 public holidays. The U.S. comes in at 15 vacation days off and 10 public holidays as a bonus. It seems North Americans are working for the weekend.

Tags: break from a job | careers | vacation days | Workplace

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