More on vacations
I linked to this article, but not sure if you read it. It’s definitely worth reading. The thing about taking sick leave during vacation time (so you don’t burn up vacation time if you get sick): I’ve done that, which I learned from a friend. But it’s standard practice in Europe. (See article at link.) Also from article:
Clearly, corporations have more than enough money to provide us with the same vacation plans as they do workers in Europe. But they would rather “let the market decide” – which is French for setting up and taking advantage of a downward spiral in wages and benefits. It’s not a coincidence that defined pension funds in the U.S. are becoming extinct (but not so in Europe). It’s not a coincidence that median family wages are declining. It’s not a coincidence that public and private sector workers are being pitted against each other as the downward spiral accelerates. It’s not a coincidence that working people in this country are being asked to sacrifice in order to pay for the damage that financial elites have done to our economy.