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Natasha K

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#1 13 years ago

Here in the UK, the usual working days are Monday to Friday. I'm not sure what they are elsewhere but dont you think five days is a bit too much with only two days to relax at weekend? Best Wishes, Natasha




[CoUk]niu

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#2 13 years ago

The other way round would be about perfect.




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#3 13 years ago

well sometimes i work 7 days a week because of the shifts i do, but then i 'relax' at work when im on nights


Thinking about it.



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#4 13 years ago

What do you do Mitch ?




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#5 13 years ago

It's called 'full-time employment' because it's full-time employment. If you want to work a couple of days per week, then you get a part-time job instead. There are plenty of part-time opportunities available, whether you want to work as a cleaner, factory worker, shop assistant/retail, or in an office. Nobody forces you to work full-time. But, of course, because part-time workers do less work than full-time workers, they get paid less. Unless you're suggesting that the government force companies into reducing the working week to something like four days. Thanks, but no thanks. There are only two ways that could go: 1. Government doesn't mention anything about pay decreases. Therefore, companies cut all pay cheques accordingly, and hire part-time staff to fill any gaps caused. This results in me having to sell my car because I will no longer be able to afford it, and I would have another day to get bored with. 2. Government insists on keeping current pay rates. While that seems wonderful, I'm still going to have to sell my car, along with all my other possessions. Because every company in the country would either go bust, or go abroad to find workers who are actually willing to be reasonable. People used to work a lot more hours than they do now. Dawn till dusk, six days a week, no holidays... such was the life of a 19th century factory worker. Heck, some people still do longer hours than we do. Farmers, for example, still work all day every day. The hours we work now are fine. If you don't like them, find a part-time job instead.




[CoUk]niu

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#6 13 years ago

Lol,Matt,stating the obvius are we?




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#7 13 years ago

It does seem like alot... But when you put it in perspective, you see its not all that bad.

And if you're good, you should be able to get some 'relaxing' done at work, too...




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#8 13 years ago

Yeah, I heard there was a problem in Western Europe with not having enough work hours...poverty is low but unemployment is high. Go figure. sad%20%28frown%29.gif I guess it's better than the US where poverty is high but unemployment is low(er). I tried to get a part-time job here in Massachusetts a few years ago...it sucked. Even the most lame, shitty jobs were taken. I couldn't even get a job at a supermarket or Dunkin' Donuts. I ended up working at McDonald's after sending in 150+ employment applications and calling people asking "why the fuck haven't you looked at my application?!!" Even then, the hours at McDonald's were horrible (like 5 hours a week), so I quit. Now I'm working for ResMail at Northeastern University...good hours. smilie.gif $7.50/hr. Wages in the US are still pretty depressed from 9/11. I blame the companies...they get together and set wages low (even though we our GDP is increasing rapidly), in order that they don't have to pay us "normal" wages. And then they turn around and blame it on 9/11. madx.gif




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#9 13 years ago

its 5 days here too, but i love my work so i dont have a problem with long hours




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#10 13 years ago
CataphractYeah, I heard there was a problem in Western Europe with not having enough work hours...poverty is low but unemployment is high.

That'd be the socialism. Take enough money off the companies so they can't afford to hire more people, give it to poor, unemployed people in the form of unemployment benefits, and BANG, you have a situation that can't be classed as good or bad, just totally weird.




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