I’d say the opposite. You might get more days off but the expectation is you don’t take it. I think there’s a large percentage of US workers who don’t take their full allowance, even though it’s shit to start with. When I was there the bank holidays used to be chocka as everyone always takes off the Friday after Thanksgiving for instance, because it gives you a full FOUR days off work and it’s seen as fucking amazing to have that length of time off.Am I right in saying for jobs with higher salaries in the US your likely to get more days off? Because your considered more of a 'valuable' employee and so have better negotiating rights?
You should consider sick leave too. I think you get an allocated amount, rather than “if you’re sick stay off”. I remember a pregnant lass I worked with coming in when she was obviously really bad with a cold. She said she was saving up her sick days so she could add them on to her mat leave.
She got about four weeks of mat leave. And that was generous.
Even if you do get it, through work, then it still sometimes patchy. I was lucky as my employer paid all excesses but like any insurance policy, you’ll pay the first so much, and they try and send you for all sorts. I had MRI scans and all sorts that in hindsight I didn’t really need.Am I right in thinking a lot of the criticisms of healthcare in the US are not based on quality but on rather on coverage and who is entitled to it? If you can afford the healthcare its as good as any other country in the world I assume, but if you're poor and can't afford it, well your fucked then really.
Car accident that wasn’t my fault - ambulance costs $400to take me a mile to A&E and I had to sue the driver to claim it back. That was 15 years ago.