De­prived of rest

A sur­vey re­veals the most va­ca­tion­de­prived work­ers in the world.

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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

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