According to a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll, only two thirds of expatriates working abroad are likely to use all of the holidays provided to them by their employer.
The Ipsos/Reuters poll, which surveyed 12,500 people living in 24 different countries found that French employees are the most likely to take full leave entitlement with 89% of French employees using all their entitlement. On the other side of the scale, Japanese employees are the least likely to use up all their holidays, with just 33% using all the days owed to them.
Discussing the results, John Wright senior vice president at Ipsos commented: "There are lots of reasons why people don't use up vacation days but most often it's because they feel obligated to their work and put it over other more important things, including their own health and welfare.
"Workers should remember that there are graveyards full of indispensable people," he added.
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Read the full article: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6753LI20100806
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