Wednesday, June 11, 2008

U.S. treats its workers the worst in the industrial world

Slate tells a sad tale of the loss of vacations in the American workplace.

The U.S. is one of the few industrial nations that doesn't have mandated vacation time.

Corporations and businesses like the arrangement because it gives them greater productivity out of their employees, but at what cost?

Loss of leisure time increases family stress, increases the rate of divorce, reduces quality time that parents spend with children.

So, when a corporate big-wig talks about supporting "the family" ask them why they don't support mandated vacation time, paid sick leave, paid maternity leave, etc.

If they don't support it, then their alleged support for "the family" is nothing but hypocrisy.

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