Feb 9, 2009
...or lies A LOT.
The Sofia Weekly: Bulgarian workers hold the lead in taking sick leave, according to a Mercer survey, which was published in The Economist.
Workers in Bulgaria took an average of 22 sick days in 2007. The Portuguese held second place, but with only 12 sick days per year, followed by the Czech Republic with 11 sick days. Employees in Turkey, America, and Britain are at the bottom of the list with an average of 6 days or less per year.
According to the research, twice as many firms noted a rise in the number of "sick days" taken by staff in recent years than those that had seen an improvement.
Not gonna lie, the most surprising stat from this survey for me is that Turks don't take that many sick days. Maybe they have more holidays and vacation days?