Best wishes for 2011 and have a great holiday far away from work!
Let work Google for you: searching in 5.000.000 books with more than 500.000.000.000 words and finding out how often specific words were used in the last 200 years.
For ‘work’ and ‘holiday’ it looks rather sobering -;)
In German books we find some slight nuances:
To finish with statistical terms: GDP, GNP: