20170103 – The Real Reason the French Work Less Than Americans Do — TIME

Reblogged from Pimpf:


I think whoever thought of “coordination benefit” is brilliant. But what???!!! The French have 25 “federally mandated” vacation days in a year? say what???!!! I’m lucky if I got 2 weeks.   😦   But I’m in management so I’m able to bank some hours.
How I wish the US will be able to catch up on this trend. No wonder a lot of us is going nuts… all work no play makes Etoile a dull chick… well, not really, I embrace work-life balance. I haven’t totally unpacked and I’m already planning at least 2 trips overseas this years and maybe a couple other local trips.


Excerpt:  That situation also led to what Sacerdote called a “coordination benefit.” France, for example, has 25 federally-mandated vacation days, allowing most employees in the country to be off at the same time. That way, productivity doesn’t suffer in the same way that it would if people staggered their vacation days. (Source: Time.com)


Thanks for sharing, Pimpf!


Grosses bises  ♥  Etoile

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via The Real Reason the French Work Less Than Americans Do — TIME

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