Why Americans Don’t Like Vacations…Or Work

The governments of Germany, Australia and Japan require employers to offer four weeks or more of paid vacation to workers. This is according to a study by the human resources consulting firm Mercer. Finland, Brazil and France, on the other hand guarantee six weeks off.

Are you jealous yet? Or, are you secretly thinking there are a bunch of slackers out there in the world?  Who needs that much time on a beach, right?

A study published in the Journal of Happiness Studies reveals that working more makes Americans happier than it does Europeans. The study’s author, Adam Okulicz-Kozaryn, an assistant professor at Rutgers University-Camden says, “Americans maximize their… [happiness] by working, and Europeans maximize their [happiness] through leisure.”

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