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By, Heather Warner

It turns out most Americans would sacrifice extra time off for a little more money in their paycheck.

According to a new survey by Accounting Principals, workers overwhelmingly choose a 5 percent pay raise over an extra week of paid vacation.

The Jacksonville, Florida based staffing firm surveyed 1,000 people to come up with the findings.

Of the 1,000 participants, 79-percent chose a pay raise over extra time off. Other research has long shown American workers get and take less vacation time than their counterparts in other industrialized countries.

Which would you prefer?


  • Rick

    Time off over pay to many companies don't appreciate faimly time money isn't everything give me enjoyment of life

  • Steve

    Americans by and large don't get enough vacation and many don't get paid well enough or don't save appropriately but personally. I already get 30+ paid days a year so I'll take a raise.

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