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Current workloads will prevent many workers from taking time off for holidays

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Americans (70%) are the most likely to report getting enough time off work during the year, but received less time off, on average (14 days), than those from Spain (22), the United Kingdom (24), Germany (24), and France (28).

 

Skynova surveyed nearly 1,000 workers across the U.S. and Europe to find out how many vacation days they get each year, the current state of PTO, how sick time factors into their ability to go on vacation, and the impact of time off on workplace happiness.

Some Study Highlights: 

  • Employees in the U.S. take 14 days off work a year, and employees in Europe take 24 days off work a year, on average
  • Americans (70%) are the most likely to report getting enough time off work during the year, but received less time off, on average (14 days), than those from Spain (22), the United Kingdom (24), Germany (24), and France (28)
  • Employees in the U.S. are comfortable taking up to 8 days off in a row, and employees in Europe are comfortable taking up to 12 days off in a row
  • 91% of employees in the U.S. say their workload has prevented them from taking time off from work—40% of U.S. employees say their current workload often prevents them from taking vacation time and personal days, and 29% often avoid taking sick days
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