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How does the U.S. workplace measure up?

Ever wonder how the US workplace compares with other industrialized nations in regard to vacation days, maternity leave, time it takes to get a job after being laid off, etc.?

Here's a fun, but depressing, infographic from Andrew Sullivan for The Daily Beast that illustrates some facts about the American workplace: http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2011/09/land-of-the-free-home-of-the-workaholics.html.

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19 comments
COACH1944
COACH1944

How Does The US WORKFORCE MEASURES UP? Well, how about working with a company for 20 years and they decides to sell the jobs of 73 employees who have done everything to make this company very profitable. Now this company is worth Billions they sold us for a measly 25 million. Did not offer any of the 73 jobs, within their corporation, did not give us a severance package, just told us, we were no longer needed.

AnsuGisalas
AnsuGisalas

Why does the picture of the female intern look so familiar? And why is there something like a big magnifying glass poised to examine something on her skirt? What are they insinuating?

sissy sue
sissy sue

that they will work you like a dog here if you let them. BTW, "OnlineMastersDegree.com" did provide their sources in the small print.

santeewelding
santeewelding

I'd call it Braille. It is exclusionary and blind to the world I know.

CharlieSpencer
CharlieSpencer

of numbers from an outfit called "OnlineMastersDegree.com", especially since the only viable career option it lists requires ... a masters degree. Lies, damn lies, statistics.

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