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10 of the best countries to work in

By: Bryan Nelson on Dec. 9, 2011, 8:50 a.m.
Gediminas Tower in Vilnius, Lithuania.

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Believe it or not, but Lithuania is a bastion for the working class. It is the only nation tied with Brazil in offering the most total paid vacation days in the world at 42 ("only" 28 are mandated, but 14 are public holiday). Lithuania also offers a generous maternity leave: one year of leave at 100 percent salary, or if parents opt to take two years off, the first year is set at 70 percent salary and at 40 percent in the second year.