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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Sir EvilFreeSmeg, Sep 18, 2006.

  1. Sir EvilFreeSmeg

    Sir EvilFreeSmeg Banned

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    2 weeks

    After 7 1/2 years of working for the same firm they finally got the bright idea to give me TWO WEEKS VACATION! WHOO HOO!!!

    I'd rather have a raise.
     
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    I finally get 3 weeks at the first of the year and I agree I'd rather have the raise.
     
  3. alexzed

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    that's wrong in so many ways...

    (Alex dances a jig that he's not working in the US. :jig: )
     
  4. Amra

    Amra IncGamers Member

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    I get 4 weeks but that is combined vacation/sick time.

    Plus, I can carry it over.
     
  5. skihard

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    mine doesn't carry, at the end of the year I get a check for the unused balance. It usually works out that I have 6-18 hours left. this year i think i'm down to 6 or 7 hours left.
     
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    Pah, I've been out of university two years and I get four weeks paid holiday plus a week at Christmas. And sick leave.
     
  7. Talga Vasternich

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    So you don't have to earn it, is what you're saying.
     
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    Today I've asked my superiors when I'm supposed to take days off.
    I have a certain amount of days off left, and they keep tell me to use 'm or I'll lose 'm (that's not up to them but staff management) - but I don't get a chance to use 'm!
    Now most of my colleagues planned their holidays. I'm the one who has to work. :embarassed:
     
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    So don't get sick/take off work for 13 years and you can get a full year off.


    I don't work an official job so I can take as many days as I want.


    Still 7.5 years? Smeggy, you need to find a new jorb.
     
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    That's because Europeans don't work as hard/much/often as Americans.
     
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    hahahaha, sucks to be you dude.
     
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    Anyone wanna swap lives? Then all you need are 3 more years of highschool.
     
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    Anyone wanna swap lives? Then all you need are 3 more years of highschool.
     
  14. Amra

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    They have a cap on how much you can bank. I am not sure but it may be 320 hours. I never flirt with it so I don't keep track.
     
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    Over here employers are jostling at the chance to negotiate with their workers to swap holiday time for higher wages. We have a big problem with "presenteeism" over here, maybe that's why.

    Those three things are different though. As I understand it, Germans work harder but for shorter hours, for instance.
     
  16. Pier

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    ????????
    I've never been in a US office, but the people working at the register/baggers are working REALLY slow in the USA.

    So I don't know about the harder working. More, probably.

    Grr pIER
     
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    This leads me to a conclusion that Americans like to work more.
     
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    I was pointing out that in the U.S. many jobs have something like 2 weeks vacation, while many places in Europe have 6 week vacations. I've heard you get something like 2 months in Italy and France. I've also heard the average workday in the U.S. is longer then in Europe.
     
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    But maybe they work harder when they are working.
     
  20. Talga Vasternich

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    Maybe, but it's doubtful.
    Why work harder when there is no reward for working harder?
     

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