The most emailed article from yesterday's NY Times is about quitting your job in order to take a vacation.
Many young people in the workplace are finding that quitting their job is becoming the satisfying new alternative to the standard, entry-level benefit for vacation. As they found out, the two weeks allowed to most young employees is barely enough time to visit their parents for Christmas, go to a friend's wedding and take a long weekend
Why do Americans get so little vacation time, usually only two weeks per year, when six weeks is the norm in Europe? If the United States is getting wealthier every year, then surely we have advanced to a stage where people can take more time off from work than they did a generation ago? Unless we're getting poorer and not richer, which would explain it.