Posted 26 May 2009 - 08:54 AM
I just don't see the huge problem with this. After spending time in Europe, I can tell you that people over there are happer overall, and seem to be a lot more into their work when they are on the job, and are better able to disassociate themselves from it when they are on vacation.
Some people just will not be able, for whatever reason, to get a white collar job and negotiate benefits - and not just because they are afraid to take a piss test. Vacation is not just of benefit to the employee, the employer gets a happier more productive worker that is more likely to invest himself emotionally into the company when he is treated like a human being.
As far as government needing to stay out of business, if they had been doing that all along there would be no laws against workplace discrinination, no laws concerning on the job injuries, no OSHA to protect workers....you get the idea.
Government exists to serve the people and protect them, whether from wild eyed suicide bombers or greedy assholes who want a bigger house on Lake Norman at other peoples expense.
One or two weeks paid vacation...my god its a communist plot!!!!!