In Canada, you're a workaholic whether you like it or not. A recent study found Canadians get fewer vacation days guaranteed than almost any other country. Now we're in January, you might be looking towards taking time off in 2020. Book away guilt-free, knowing you'll still probably work more days than Spain.\nCanadian workers receive 19 days for holiday leave in total, with nine being paid. That's a far cry from places like Spain or Austria, with 39 and 38 total, respectively. Even workaholic Japan ensures workers 25 days of leave.\nIt gets worse when you realize the study doesn't account for part-time, low-wage, or small business employees, who typically receive less or even no vacation days, according to PressProgress.\nThe only country that trumps Canada is our neighbour to the south, the USA, whose laws don't guarantee workers any days of leave at all.\nEven with our dwindling holidays, a 2014 report found that less than half of Canadians take all their paid leave, and 40% don't mind working on holidays, reads Macleans.\nNot only do we not know how to take time off, but we're also hardworking. According to Mitrefinch, Canadian workers average between 1.5 to 2 overtime hours per worker.\nI love my season changes but summer is my all time fav. I feel like I missed my entire summer travelling and working. 😩 #thestruggleisreal #workaholic #london #ontario #canada… https://t.co/H4lHrUwFXf— Kimberly Matte (@KimberlyMatte82) October 26, 2019\nAlberta takes the lead, averaging at 2.2 hours per worker. However, it appears the trend is decreasing, with people working fewer hours overall except for Quebecers.\nOn one hand, I’m thankful that tax incentives have brought work up to Canada. But on the other hand, it’s created a race to the bottom of the barrel, forcing studios to compete over who can do it cheaper.And the labor at the studios pay for that in unpaid overtime. :\\— Nicole Hardy (@TheLoreFactory) October 4, 2019\nDespite the extra cash, this is bad news; counter to what you'd expect, more effort put in at work leads to decreased performance.\nAccording to Insider, working harder predicts worse well being and career success. They find that the efficiency of work drops over long work sessions. So in the end, is it really worth it?\nProfessional and social life! 🥺🥺 https://t.co/R7mB5JeLIL— SorathSindhu (@SindhuSorath) December 10, 2019\nIf you need any more reason to ask for more vacation time, look to Japan, whose Microsoft division found a 40% jump in productivity after testing a four-day workweek. With the success of that schedule exploding, other countries are following suit.\nYou can make it your New Year's resolution to treat yourself to a trip in 2020.\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.