Dear America: Take A Break!

Americans are a hardworking bunch.

In fact, recently released data charted by DaDaviz shows the average American is more hardworking than the average worker in France or Germany… by a huge margin. Take a look:


Data for the chart came from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis’ Economic Research department.

The chart falls more or less in line with what we’ve known for a long time: Americans are hardworking, and they’re not smart about taking advantage of the vacation days they’re awarded at work.

According to Project Time Off, an organization that focuses on changing people’s perception of taking breaks in the American workforce, 41 percent of American workers did not plan to use all their paid time off in 2014, even though it is part of their compensation.

It should be no surprise then, that nearly three-quarters of workers say they are stressed at work, with one-in-four reporting they are either “very” or “extremely” stressed.

Take a break, America!