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#21 cookinwithgas

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 11:29 AM

If Part Time jobs were used for their intentions, like I said, I would have no problem saying no to vacation. But now we have 39.5 hours a week part time employees all over the place and it's kind of making things screwy.

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 11:41 AM

And we wonder why most of our jobs have gone to other countries. :rolleyes:
Mexicans and Asians will work their asses off for less than $2.00 an hour and not stop but all we Americans want is 'more time off.'

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 12:51 PM

I personally like having time off, yes.

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 12:52 PM

If it makes you feel more American, I'll be glad to take any extra vacation you have off of your hands.

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 05:48 PM

They can't afford to pass this act with the economy in the poo hole. Like others have said, small businesses would be basically fuged. This is so European though, almost makes me laugh because every European I talk to they talk about how Americans need more vacation time, and how our lifestyle is so rushed.

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 06:28 PM

IIRC that was the same argument offered up when the Americans with Disablilities Act was passed in 1990 - it would cost to much for busnesses to make the required access changes to buildings. Today it's second nature and no one thinks about it that much, as it just seems to be the right thing to do.

And the Europeans are right.

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 06:45 PM

It does cost a ton to upgrade facilities for that. And I am sure some of that cost was passed on to the consumer. However, again there is a HUGE difference between helping handicapped people have an easier time doing things and mandating that part time workers (for whatever reason they are part time) have paid vacation.

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 07:50 PM

It's different, but not crazy or anything like that. But I was merely pointing out the fallacy of the "we can't afford it!" argument. No one can ever afford to give up anything.