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10 of the best countries to work in

By: Bryan Nelson on Dec. 9, 2011, 8:50 a.m.
Helsinki on a summer day with fluffy clouds.

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Like Brazil and France, Finland is one of the world leaders in offering paid vacation days — up to 40 days a year, including a minimum of 25 of which are mandated, and 10 more as public holiday. Additionally, only 3.6 percent of Finnish workers work more than 50 hours a week on average, an important indicator for a healthy work/life balance.