July 18, 2024

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French feel even more deprived of vacation time than Americans do

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Americans continue to lead the world when it comes to prioritizing work over vacation: 53% don’t plan on using all of their time off this year, despite receiving fewer days off—just 12, annually—than any country surveyed in a recent report by Expedia. 

And it may be starting to take a toll. The number of Americans feeling deprived of vacation time is at an 11-year high of 65%, according to the survey. The next highest reading—64%—was in 2021, during the height of pandemic lockdowns.

But even if more Americans are starting to lament days in the office that could have been spent on the beach, somehow they’re not as upset about it as the French are. Despite taking nearly a month off from work on average, more than any other country in the survey, 69% of French workers reported feeling “vacation deprived.”

Christie Hudson, head of public relations for Expedia in the U.S., told Fortune that Americans tend to view vacations like a “guilty pleasure.”

“Whereas the average French worker … I think the reason why they still claim to be vacation deprived is because they feel like vacation is a basic right,” she said.

Expedia’s survey found 93% of French people said that time off was a fundamental right, and 94% said it was essential to overall health and well being—compared to 83% and 86% of Americans, respectively.

Fewer Americans are buying into workaholic U.S. culture

Even after covid upended traditional work settings—and made lots of employees rethink their work-life balance—U.S. bosses have stubbornly clung to their hopes of returning to a pre-pandemic workplace. In 2023, more than 60% of CEOs said they believed the U.S. would return to the office full time, according to a KPMG report.

But Americans’ not-so-healthy relationship with their jobs has begun to shift, even if the cultural norms around work have not: 37% of millennials have taken time off without telling their supervisor, according to another…

Seamus Webster

2024-06-24 17:57:13

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