E4 American Culture: Why Don't Americans Use Vacation Days?

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Taking time off work is necessary to help prevent burnt out and improve mental health. However, American's receive less vacation days than most other employees in developed countries. Even though they receive less time off, most Americans do not use all of the vacation days every year. A recent study found that less than half of all American workers use all of their vacation days, mainly because many American workers find it challenging to use all their vacation days.

In today's episode, we explore this key aspect of American life - work culture and the curious case of unused vacation days. Delve into American work culture and learn why American workers receive less time off than workers in other countries, why workers don't ask for time off, and why it can be hard to take time off even if you want to. We'll explore factors such as the work ... 

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