Why can't Americans have a vacation?

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    Every country is at a LEGISLATED vacation mandate of ~ 5 weeks per year, +/- 1 or 2, except the USA, where there is no vacation legislation for workers, and the ridiculously low 2 weeks is a "gift". Why are Americans so freakishly different again? And why do Americans love undercutting themselves this much?
     
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    Funny, my private sector employer provides 4 weeks of vacation per year, plus 12 holidays - all without the government mandating it.
     
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    Move to France, they have that and from what I hear it is working out really well.

    :lol:
     
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    I had so much at my last job, I literally couldn't use it all. When I left, I cashed out like 2 months.
     
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    Really? Hard to believe. Which industry sector, and which state/region of the US?


     
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    I have four weeks of vacation and 11 holidays off a year, plus six sick days if I need them.

    Try taking some responsibility for yourself.
     
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    We just cashed out a couple of weeks. I went shopping. :D

    On a serious note, when my husband was with this one company in Ontario, the head honchos over in Germany were always on vacation. Rog had to contact everyone at their vacation destinies just to keep the Canadian plant going.

    It was wild. It was like "does anyone work over there"?
     
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    I don't have a problem with American workers being given more vacations. The government takes them in times of war and disaster. Fair is fair right?
     
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    Do you work in the US?
     
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    I life in SF Bay Area and work in high tech.
     

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