That's because Europe's highest court just ruled that if you get sick on vacation you are entitled to re-take your vacation.
I find the ruling hard to believe but it's true.
I threw my back out once in Orlando and I had an ear infection on Anna Maria Island but I would love to see the look on my boss' face if I told her I needed to retake my time off.
We have a different attitude in the United States, at least I hope we do.
We all know about Europe's economic problems. I can't say re-taking vacations have contributed to their problems but I do know it doesn't help.
Sick days are a reason to stay home from work. Not to re-take vacations, as much as might want to.
I'm JB and that's the way it oughta be.