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  1. Standard memberfinnegan
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    04 Aug '17 23:59
    Although the majority of Americans do have access to some paid vacation, the U.S. largely requires employees to spend more days of the year working than other developed nations. A survey conducted by travel company Expedia last year found that (perhaps unsurprisingly) longer vacations are far more commonplace in Europe than in North America. (Canada and Mexico have about the same vacation rates as the U.S., the study found.)

    “Across Europe, paid vacation days are very much a right. The study found that Spanish workers are given 30 days off and take all 30,” writes Expedia. “The same is true of the Finnish and French. Italian and German workers are given 30 days of vacation and take 25 and 28 of those days, respectively.”

    On average, Expedia’s study found, Americans have access to 15 days of vacation but only take 12.
    https://www.dailydot.com/layer8/trump-vacation-american-workers/?llid=vWRRv&ls=dd&type=cpc&campaign=vWRRv

    So how do Americans cope?
  2. Behind the scenes
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    05 Aug '17 00:271 edit
    Originally posted by @finnegan
    [quote]Although the majority of Americans do have access to some paid vacation, the U.S. largely requires employees to spend more days of the year working than other developed nations. A survey conducted by travel company Expedia last year found that (perhaps unsurprisingly) longer vacations are far more commonplace in Europe than in North America. (Canada ...[text shortened]... vacation-american-workers/?llid=vWRRv&ls=dd&type=cpc&campaign=vWRRv

    So how do Americans cope?
    So how do Americans cope?

    1. They call in sick a lot

    2. They fight like dogs over the few jobs that have good leave time benefits.

    I will add that if it were up to the GOP, Americans would have no paid leave, and would be working for $5.00 a day and no toilet breaks ( Lest the 1% be deprived of a single penny of their richly entitled profits!) 😞
  3. Germany
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    05 Aug '17 08:21
    Originally posted by @finnegan
    [quote]Although the majority of Americans do have access to some paid vacation, the U.S. largely requires employees to spend more days of the year working than other developed nations. A survey conducted by travel company Expedia last year found that (perhaps unsurprisingly) longer vacations are far more commonplace in Europe than in North America. (Canada ...[text shortened]... vacation-american-workers/?llid=vWRRv&ls=dd&type=cpc&campaign=vWRRv

    So how do Americans cope?
    Haven't you heard? Enjoying your life is dirty socialism.
  4. Standard memberfinnegan
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    05 Aug '17 09:03
    Originally posted by @kazetnagorra
    Haven't you heard? Enjoying your life is dirty socialism.
    Fair enough.

    How do family values play out in a country where parents get such limited leave to attend to their families? [This in the country that does not give women paid maternity leave.]
  5. SubscriberSuzianne
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    05 Aug '17 11:26
    Originally posted by @finnegan
    [quote]Although the majority of Americans do have access to some paid vacation, the U.S. largely requires employees to spend more days of the year working than other developed nations. A survey conducted by travel company Expedia last year found that (perhaps unsurprisingly) longer vacations are far more commonplace in Europe than in North America. (Canada ...[text shortened]... vacation-american-workers/?llid=vWRRv&ls=dd&type=cpc&campaign=vWRRv

    So how do Americans cope?
    They gun down their co-workers with NRA-approved semi-automatic weapons, usually while on Prozac.

    It's as American as apple pie.
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    05 Aug '17 12:58
    Originally posted by @finnegan
    [quote]Although the majority of Americans do have access to some paid vacation, the U.S. largely requires employees to spend more days of the year working than other developed nations. A survey conducted by travel company Expedia last year found that (perhaps unsurprisingly) longer vacations are far more commonplace in Europe than in North America. (Canada ...[text shortened]... vacation-american-workers/?llid=vWRRv&ls=dd&type=cpc&campaign=vWRRv

    So how do Americans cope?
    Some of us enjoy our jobs.
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    05 Aug '17 13:01
    Originally posted by @finnegan
    [quote]Although the majority of Americans do have access to some paid vacation, the U.S. largely requires employees to spend more days of the year working than other developed nations. A survey conducted by travel company Expedia last year found that (perhaps unsurprisingly) longer vacations are far more commonplace in Europe than in North America. (Canada ...[text shortened]... vacation-american-workers/?llid=vWRRv&ls=dd&type=cpc&campaign=vWRRv

    So how do Americans cope?
    Heroin.

    Duh!
  8. Standard memberfinnegan
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    05 Aug '17 16:14
    Originally posted by @js357
    Some of us enjoy our jobs.
    Government of the people by the people for some of the people.

    Doesn't sound right.
  9. Subscriberdivegeester
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    06 Aug '17 07:051 edit
    Originally posted by @suzianne
    It's as American as apple pie.
    Which incidentally, is as American as curry is British 😛
  10. Standard membercaissad4
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    06 Aug '17 08:37
    Originally posted by @finnegan
    Government of the people by the people for [b]some of the people.

    Doesn't sound right.[/b]
    Such is the Plutarchy which we in the US live under.
  11. Standard membershavixmir
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    06 Aug '17 17:38
    I'm sure that the Americans, based on whom I've met here, are basically droidish slaves and prefer to work and form backwards opinions, rather than live.
  12. SubscriberPonderable
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    08 Aug '17 11:20
    Originally posted by @shavixmir
    I'm sure that the Americans, based on whom I've met here, are basically droidish slaves and prefer to work and form backwards opinions, rather than live.
    How many of those you met here were on their chess games while their bosses presumed they worked for them?
  13. Standard membersh76
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    10 Aug '17 12:32
    It's incredible to watch the Ameriphobes turn absolutely every American characteristic, even industriousness, into some sort of negative.
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    10 Aug '17 13:13
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  15. SubscriberSuzianne
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    10 Aug '17 13:33
    Originally posted by @divegeester
    Which incidentally, is as American as curry is British 😛
    The best apples are grown in America, son.
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