Holidays too short? Hardly anyone in the world has it betterThursday, 16 August 2018 14:00
Others have it less comfortable. Mexico and China have 15 mandatory days off on average, to come at the bottom of the table established by HR consultants Mercer. Lower than the Philippines, Thailand, Argentina and Columbia, on 17 days a year, but slightly better than the US, where the average worker gets 16 days a year paid holiday. Or more than two weeks less than in workers’ paradise Russia.
Averages never, of course, tell the whole story. “In America, workers often get no more than ten days’ paid holiday,” said Chrisy Wilson of Mercer, pointing out that public holidays often help fill in the gaps. In Colombia that adds 17 days to the total. The Philippines, Hong Kong, Malaysia. Indonesia and Thailand each has 15. In South Korea, however, make do with four.
Add it together and what have you got? Belgium comes in 17th place with Venezuela on 35 days off a year; far behind leaders Brazil, United Arab Emirates and Peru.
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