Thursday, October 14, 2010

U.S. Most Overworked Developed Nation Worldwide

Not surprised at all, especially these days. Those lucky enough to still have jobs often find themselves doing the work of 3 or more people by themselves. I see it at home with the wife working more than 40 hours a week, sometimes up to 60, yet being paid for only 40. Oh, and vacation? Not possible, even though it's there, because even 1 day off will lead to a pile of backlogged work.

* At least 134 countries have laws setting the maximum length of the work week; the U.S. does not.

* In the U.S., 85.8 percent of males and 66.5 percent of females work more than 40 hours per week

* There is not a federal law requiring paid sick days in the United States.

* In every country included except Canada and Japan (and the U.S., which averages 13 days/per year), workers get at least 20 paid vacation days. In France and Finland, they get 30 – an entire month off, paid, every year.

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