america over worked

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by rickyb, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

  2. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    poor topic
     
  3. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    Right to vacation? What kind of baby-assed, hand-holding, socialist bulls:censored2:t is that? Not getting enough vacation? You got every right to go somewhere else that gives you more. It's too bad being the best also takes the most work.
     
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  4. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

  5. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Maybe ricky is mad because he doesn't get a vacation from being unemployed?
     
  6. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    its what every single developed nation does besides the states. america has all kinds of government socialism, planning and government regulations and laws: fire departments, police, library, how many hours a week you can drive, driving speed limits, etc.

    also take a closer look, i bet you in the 1970s america had one of the lowest annual hours worked relative to the other developed countries. now its the amongst the highest.

    and yes you are free to find employers that give you more vacation but even still on average its only 2 weeks a year in the states. this is the miracle of the free market.
     
  7. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    I will have at least 30 weeks vacation this year. Not a bad gig!
     
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  8. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    I still can't figure out why you start so many threads like this when you live in Canada anyway. You enjoy your 10 legally-obligated days; I'll enjoy my 10 union-contracted days.
     
  9. sailfish

    sailfish Having way too much fun.

    30 weeks???
     
  10. bottomups

    bottomups Bad Moon Risen'

    Yuuup. Just had my rotator cuff repaired. Doc says expect six months rehab. Liberty Mutual nurse expects eight months. Will then have some of my seven vacation weeks available.:-)
     
  11. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    canada's no good either your right its only 10, except for saskatchewan which is 15.
     
  12. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Ricky needs to move to France!
     
  13. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Or Greece?
     
  14. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    its too poor :censored2: face but i considered it
     
  15. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Poor? Don't you get paid for not working?
     
  16. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    america is 1788 hours worked each year as of 2013.
    netherlands is 1380 hours worked each year as of 2013, and so are germany france, etc.
     
  17. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    Get seven weeks vacation here.
     
  18. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Ever think of the UK ?
    Janice Manzur, 44, and her daughter Amber, 25, use mobility scooters as their weight means they struggle to get around, while Janice's home in Kirkcaldy, Fife, has been modified by the council to accommodate her disability.
    Mother-of-two Janice has been claiming benefits since 2006, while her daughter has not worked for more than two years.
    Together they receive around £33,600 in benefits a year, which is the equivalent of someone earning £46,000 a year before tax.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/index.html
     
  19. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member

    Full time work is 2080 hours. I worked 2589 hours last year minus 265 hours vaca, 56 hours in optional hours, and maybe 16 hours sick pay...I don't have to pay my bills, I choose to pay my bills.
     
  20. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    I was only trying to show the OP where to get better benefits .