Deprived of rest
A survey reveals the most vacationdeprived workers in the world.
For comparison, though the Japanese are entitled to 18 vacation days a year, workers there only take an average of seven days, leaving 11 days on the table.
Similarly, workers in South Korea also take seven days out of a possible 10, while Thais take eight and Malaysian workers take 14 vacation days.
In the United States, Americans also took fewer holidays in 2013. Of their annual 14-day allotment, employees took 10 days off, leaving four days unspent – twice as many as the previous year.
”No one retires wishing they’d spent more time at their desk,” said John Morrey, Expedia.com vice president. “There are countless reasons that vacation days go unused – failure to plan, worry, forgetfulness, you name it. But rested employees are more productive employees, so taking regular vacations may well help the company more than failing to do so.”
Meanwhile, a Monster.com poll published this summer found that workers from France, Britain and North America are the most likely to bring work with them while on holiday. – AFP Relaxnews
Still plugged in to work: Workers from France, britain and North america are most likely to bring work with them while on holiday. – aFP