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    Re: EU voting on working week opt-out

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    The max work week of 48 hours is one step further in human rights, why is the UK unwilling to accept this? Shameful
    Perhaps because they are adults and don't have time for such silliness?

    The idea that working in excess of 48 hours in a week violates someones' 'human rights' is, quite possibly, the most inane thing I have ever heard.

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    Re: EU voting on working week opt-out

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    BBC NEWS | UK | UK Politics | EU voting on working week opt-out

    The max work week of 48 hours is one step further in human rights, why is the UK unwilling to accept this? Shameful
    I'm surprised that the UK has not already embraced this. This seems just like the favored planned economy policy that Labour would support.

    This concept of a max work week is just another in a long line of bad public policy decision imposing labor regulations on employers.

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    Re: EU voting on working week opt-out

    Quote Originally Posted by JMak View Post
    I'm surprised that the UK has not already embraced this. This seems just like the favored planned economy policy that Labour would support.

    This concept of a max work week is just another in a long line of bad public policy decision imposing labor regulations on employers.
    Not to mention the height of laziness...

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    Re: EU voting on working week opt-out

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    BBC NEWS | UK | UK Politics | EU voting on working week opt-out

    The max work week of 48 hours is one step further in human rights, why is the UK unwilling to accept this? Shameful
    What about the rights of those who want to, or as is increasingly the case:need to work more then 48 hours?

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    Re: EU voting on working week opt-out

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    BBC NEWS | UK | UK Politics | EU voting on working week opt-out

    The max work week of 48 hours is one step further in human rights, why is the UK unwilling to accept this? Shameful
    what a bunch of lazy jerks. If that were my work week, I'd be done in about 4 work days. Not bad...but I need the other 3 days to work as well. Get back to work hippie!
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    Re: EU voting on working week opt-out

    It's crap. If you don't want to work the hours the company needs you to work, get a different job. I know this works because I have done it.

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    Re: EU voting on working week opt-out

    It's not crap, it's progressivism. These types of laws are developed by individuals who think they know better than the rest of us what is good for us. Hence, such laws are justified on the basis that it's good for us.

    I guess some fool could argue that by limiting the number of hours an individual could work per week would lead to employers to hire more people. I find that doubtful.

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    Re: EU voting on working week opt-out

    "Progressivism" is part of the problem. I agree with you 100%.

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    Re: EU voting on working week opt-out

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Perhaps because they are adults and don't have time for such silliness?

    The idea that working in excess of 48 hours in a week violates someones' 'human rights' is, quite possibly, the most inane thing I have ever heard.
    What the heck.. How is it good to work more than you sleep? How is it advantageous to work more than you have free time to do other things(among them family)?

    More than 48 hours is close to slavery..
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    Re: EU voting on working week opt-out

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Personally I am of the attitude, if you want to work yourself to death then fine by me.
    It should be a human right not to.. And what about better distribution of work? Why should a fraction of people work as slaves for more than 48 hours a week while other have no jobs?
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