Work to Live

We deserve more vacation. Let's make it a law.

| September/October 2000

It's time to do something about skyrocketing burnout and the United States' most hazardous work-related illness: vacation deficit disorder. There's no question about it: We're the most vacation-starved country in the industrialized world. Those employed by small businesses -- the majority of workers -- get an average of eight days off a year, while Europeans and Australians receive four to six weeks paid leave. In total hours, we now work two months longer every year than the Germans, two weeks longer than the Japanese.

Escape magazine has formed the Work to Live campaign because enough is enough. We need to change the insane burnout track we're all on and get the time we need to travel, explore, spend time with our families, find ourselves.

Help make a difference. Sign Escape's petition for federally required vacation time, which will be presented to the U.S. Congress this fall.

At Escape, you can sign the petition and print a longer one.

Pay Now Save $5!

Utne Summer 2016Want to gain a fresh perspective? Read stories that matter? Feel optimistic about the future? It's all here! Utne Reader offers provocative writing from diverse perspectives, insightful analysis of art and media, down-to-earth news and in-depth coverage of eye-opening issues that affect your life.

Save Even More Money By Paying NOW!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You save an additional $5 and get 4 issues of Utne Reader for only $40.00 (USA only).

Or Bill Me Later and pay just $45 for 4 issues of Utne Reader!

Facebook Instagram Twitter