Which job would you prefer?
My current job
The same job, but with a 10% pay cut and 10% more leisure time
The same job, but with a 10% raise and 10% less leisure time
All other things being equal, where would you rather live?
You have a 3,000-square-foot house and everyone else has a 2,000-square-foot house
You have a 4,000-square-foot house and everyone else has a 6,000-square-foot house
Once you're done, see how other Americans answer these questions. All I can conclude is that something is wrong with somebody, somewhere.
(Incidentally, the article's an insightful look at why the United States is the only -- only -- advanced economy in the world that does not guarantee its workers paid vacation. That alone makes it worth a full read.)