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Average American worker takes less vacation than a medieval peasant | Business Insider

Average American worker takes less vacation than a medieval peasant | Business Insider

Life for the medieval peasant was certainly no picnic. His life was shadowed by fear of famine, disease and bursts of warfare. His diet and personal hygiene left much to be desired.

But despite his reputation as a miserable wretch, you might envy him one thing: his vacations.

Plowing and harvesting were backbreaking toil, but the peasant enjoyed anywhere from eight weeks to half the year off.

Source: Average American worker takes less vacation than a medieval peasant – Business Insider