WEB DESK: A study has found that Europeans are spoiled when it comes to holiday entitlement and are taking full advantage of their time off, unlike their counterparts in the US and parts of Asia, Daily Mail reported.
Full-time employees in the US receive 15 days of annual leave every year but the average worker only uses 11 of them, while those in countries such as the UK take all of the days available to them, research has revealed.
In its 15th annual ‘vacation deprivation study’, Expedia found that the worldwide average is just under 25 days of annual leave every year.
Collectively, workers take about 20 of them, leaving 20 per cent unused.
That trend doesn’t carry over to Europe, where workers in Germany, France, Finland and Spain take all 30 days given to them.
John Morrey, vice president and general manager of Expedia.com, said: ‘We continue to find that Europe’s attitudes towards vacation are overall much different than North American and Asian attitudes.
‘For some workers, vacation is a right, and for others, it’s a guilty pleasure. Some workers also fear that their bosses will disapprove.
‘A healthy work-life balance is critical, not only to give workers a chance to enjoy their lives outside of the office, but also to recharge, making you more productive when you get back to work.’