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Eric Petersen

 


Do we Americans take too many vacation days?

So today is Presidents Day; a day off for many but a working holiday for others. Are you working today like we did?

How do you feel about not having today off? Do you get extra pay for working on a holiday? Working on President's Day!!!


--But according to a new survey from Rasmussen Reports . . . about one out of four of you are totally cool with heading in to work today, while other people are sleeping late or sitting at home eating three bags of Cheetos.


--In the survey, 28% of American adults said that there are too many federal holidays . . . or, in other words, they feel like we get too many holidays off.


--13% say there aren't enough federal holidays . . . and 53% think the number of holidays is about right. (--And, I guess, 6% are undecided.)


--Among government employees, who get EVERY holiday off, only 8% think there are too many holidays.


--Every federal holiday costs approximately $450 MILLION between salary and lost productivity . . . but the people surveyed didn't get that number quoted to them going in.


--There are 10 federal holidays every year: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.


Join us tomorrow morning after 6am and we'll find out if you think we're off too much!


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02/21/2011 10:00AM
Do we Americans take too many vacation days?
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