Support the Five Day Weekend!
In the spirit of the upcoming long weekend I thought I would share a local grass roots campaign, the Five Day Weekend to reverse the work week so that Americans clock in for two good days of work, followed by five days off.
Here are some statistics from the campaign:
- Americans wasted more than 570 million vacation days in 2006
- Unlike 96 other countries, the U.S. has no law governing vacations
- U.S. workers receive an average of 14 vacation days but only use 10 a year
- By comparison, French workers receive 39 vacation days, and Germans get 27
- Americans have increasingly worked more days a year since World War II
- A nine-year university study recently found that not taking vacation can increase the chance of heart attack or coronary disease.
- In 2006, members of the U.S. Congress clocked 104 days in session – which means they worked exactly two days a week.
- We want to stop this trend and begin to reverse it. So we're aiming high and going for a Five Day Weekend.
Sounds like a great idea for those of us interested in becoming financially free soon. Perhaps I could work 2 days, take the rest of the week of and still get company benefits? This means I might be able to become financially free on even less than my $2 million net worth goal. Sounds ideal to me.
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