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To take a sick day or not to take a sick day – that is the question for many American workers who are getting little help from their employers. Reuters reports on the results of an eight-year study from Harvard University and Canada’s McGill University that found of the 15 most economically-competitive nations (as determined by the World Economic Forum over the last 10 years), all but one don’t just offer but mandate paid sick leave. Care to guess who the PTO miser is? The United States is the leader in not offering paid time off for just about everything.

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