Brought to me by CNN.

The article is all about how extended vacations aren’t exactly encouraged in the U.S., while most European countries mandate vacation time be given to employees.

I think if I were encouraged / forced to take a two-week vacation every year I wouldn’t hate my life as much.  There’s a definite need, especially in today’s world, to just unplug from work and emails and phone calls from the boss every now and then.

Just one more reason why I’m probably a dyed-in-the-wool socialist and should move overseas.  I can be an ex-pat and take up smoking at darkened cafes whilst reading esoteric novels.  I can totally see that.  But I won’t wear turtlenecks or skinny jeans.  Have to draw the line somewhere…