Bosses in USA Got Labor So Beaten Down Employee Has to Show Up with a Unicorn to Get 3 Weeks Paid Vacation

I saw this commercial recently:

This special USA employee, after having a unicorn crash into the office, managed to get her paid vacation increased from 2 weeks to 3 weeks.

Wouldn’t it just be easier to adopt European labor policies?

PAID HOLIDAY: ANNUAL LEAVE AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

  • There is no statutory annual leave entitlement in the U.S. The number of days offered is left as part of the compensation package negotiated between the employer and employee. The average number of paid vacation days for U.S. workers is 10 days, according to a report by the Center for Economic and Policy Research.

  • Paid holiday entitlement in the E.U. is set at a minimum of four weeks (20 days) per year, exclusive of bank holidays; however, a number of countries are more generous.

  • Sweden, France, and Denmark offer the most, at five weeks (25 days) for a standard Monday to Friday job.

  • The number of paid public holidays is highest in Spain (14), Austria (13), and Italy (12), and lowest in Switzerland (4), the U.K. (8), and the Netherlands (8).

  • In the U.S., a report by the Center for Economic and Policy Research found the average number of paid public holidays workers are entitled to is six days.

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