Link: Paid Vacation In The U.S. Is Embarrassing. Just Look At This Chart. – I am embarrassed that i did not know how staggering the gap is between the U.S. and other wealthy countries. Wouldn’t paid vacation be a smart move for promoting employee loyalty and engagement, as well as a great benefit to the cohesion of families? People deserve a little time to make some memories with loved ones, and would appreciate the employers who give it.