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10 of the best countries to work in

By: Bryan Nelson on Dec. 9, 2011, 8:50 a.m.
Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro.

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Brazil is most notable for offering workers the most paid vacation days per year in the world. Full-time workers that have missed fewer than 5 days earn a whopping 38 paid days off — 30 of those days are mandated for leisure time at the worker's convenience, and the other 8 are considered paid federal holidays. That's a lot of free time for family, fun and the beach!