Modern Workers Take Less Time Off Than Medieval Workers

November 9, 2016

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Who works more often, modern mankind or medieval mankind?  As difficult as conditions were to live hundreds of years ago, medieval men and women averaged more than 7 times more vacation days than the average modern employee. The average 13th century laborer enjoyed 25 weeks off per year versus time off reports that show the average American worker took an average of 16.2 days of vacation in 2015. The medieval calendar was filled with holidays-- official [church] holidays included not only long 'vacations' at Christmas, Easter, and midsummer but also numerous saints' and rest days while the modern work calendar accounts for 10 holidays and an average of 2-3 weeks of vacation per year. Medieval workers took up to 1/3of the year not working!

SOURCE: Daily Mail

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