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The 10 best countries to work in

By: Bryan Nelson on Dec. 9, 2011, 8:50 a.m.
Eiffel Tower at night

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France

According to the OECD, French people work nearly 200 hours less each year than other countries in the organization. France is also a world leader when it comes to the number of paid vacation days: 40 in total, 30 of which are mandated and 10 of which are public holiday. (It's also worth mentioning the massive French strikes of 2010, a reaction to proposed pension reforms.)