Friday, August 30, 2013

The Atlantic, August 13, 2013, Tuesday

The Atlantic

August 13, 2013, Tuesday

The Atlantic (full article)

Why More Vacation Doesn't Always Mean Happier Workers

The "minimum vacation" factor: This is probably the strongest argument for establishing a country-wide norm for time off. Vacation laws tend to work like minimum wages, Lowell Turner, a professor of international labor at Cornell University, explained. Saying you have to pay workers at least $7.25 an hour doesn't mean everyone in the country makes $7.25 -- it just means you can't pay them less. But from that point, companies compete for workers by piling on more money.