Thursday, August 07, 2014

A Most Hilarious Cadillac Ad. And Thoughts on Paid Vacations.

This post talks about the ad.  On the question of guaranteed paid vacation days and vacation time taken the US fares terribly.  Or very well if you view this from the employers' point of view.

And then there's this map about the countries which don't guarantee paid maternity leave (or parental leave!):

Remember that the countries the US competes against are mostly not among the ones who have similar policies?  Just pointing out that the usual competitive argument (we can't afford it because "they" don't do it) fails here.