South Korean bosses are among the stingiest when it comes to allowing their employees time off, travel firm Expedia's 2014 Vacation Deprivation Study found.
The online study analyzed the vacation habits of 7,855 employed adults across 24 countries in Asia Pacific, Europe, North America and South America.
Only 31 percent of South Korean respondents, who typically use only seven of their 15 annual leave days, said their bosses are supportive of workers using their full holiday allotment.
French bosses received the second lowest ranking; only 28 percent of responds said their bosses were supportive of time off work, despite the French receiving one of the highest annual leave allotments – 30 days – which all respondents used entirely.
Good times for Norwegians
Norwegian bosses scored the highest in this category; 82 percent of respondents said their managers backed their requests to take vacation. Workers in Norway typically take all of their allotted 25 days.
The Expedia survey, which is now in its 14th year, reiterated last year's findings, in that Europeans typically enjoy approximately double the amount of vacation their Asia Pacific and North American counterparts do.