So why do Americans do more do more per hour.. and do more annually? On top of that we have an older workforce that still accomplishes this (our effective retirement age is almost 6 years later than France)..
I think part of the reason is France workforce has on average 37.5 vacation days a year ( 30 of them are mandatory by French law) and US workforce has 17, non of them are mandatory.
I wish we have the same vacations as French and Germans enjoy.
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