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Do we work too much in the US?

By AV . ·
http://money.cnn.com/2007/06/12/pf/vacation_days_worldwide/#table

After reading this article and looking at the chart, I started thinking about the quality of life for US workers. The chart is based on 10 years of tenure. Most US workers don't stay at a job that long so they have alot less time off.

I was surprised to learn that there are no federal laws in the US mandating that companies pay employees for time off or that they grant them a minimum amount of vacation days unpaid.

I can't remember any company I ever worked for saying "take 2 weeks off" like they do in Europe. I'm lucky if I can get 1 week of peace in the IT field. As it is, I have to check emails. What kind of time off is that? In my 20+ years in IT I have never taken 2 weeks off at once. How sad is that?

Do you think all of this work has paid off for you? Is it worth it? PS - O, Canada! You're worse than the US.

AV

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But that would penalise jdclyde

by neilb@uk In reply to You should be able to

who doesn't have any hair!

:_|

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Sure I do Neil! B-)

by jdclyde In reply to But that would penalise j ...

Of course it is on my back...... :0


go ahead, enjoy that visual.....

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The Friday I ate my lunch twice

by neilb@uk In reply to Sure I do Neil! B-)

I have a vivid imagination!

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Well..

by maecuff In reply to The Friday I ate my lunch ...

You're both just gross..

back hair and puke. My two favorite things.

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especially when

by gadgetgirl In reply to Well..

they're down the same plug'ole....

<retch>

GG

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Face DOWN!

by neilb@uk In reply to Well..

OhMyGOD! Back hair isn't a problem. My image was of jd FACE UP! :8}

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Face up, Neil....??

by gadgetgirl In reply to Well..

well, yeah, but it shouldn't have bothered you that much.................

unless you were that intent on playing hoop-la.....

GG

Sorry. CouldnelpititsFridayagainsorryitishasstruck

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Don't hate me for my outer beauty

by jdclyde In reply to Well..

B-)

Ok, why isn't Mae asking Neil why he is imagining me in ANY position???? :0

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Either way, Neil..

by maecuff In reply to Well..

it just sounds wrong. Best to just let this one go.

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*thanks*

by Shellbot In reply to Well..

thats just ICK...i just devoured a huge peice of choclate cake and now i feel quesy after reading that..
dang it!

back hair..not my thing..
ever hear of "back, crack and sack" guys??

we shave everywhere..why can't you ?? ]:)

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