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    Re: EU voting on working week opt-out

    Quote Originally Posted by RightOfCenter View Post
    A person only needs 8 hours of sleep a night. If they want to spend more time doing other things they can find another job..
    Do you really get 8 hours of sleep if you work 48 hours a week?


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    Except for the fact that you're getting paid and can leave if you want to and don't get whipped...yeah...definitely close to slavery.
    What about LIVING a life?
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    Re: EU voting on working week opt-out

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    Nope I am not. Happy about working 4 days a week/30 hours.. I wouldnt have more working hours for anything in the world. My weekend is Friday, Saturday AND Sunday.. Gives me a lot more time to LIVE my own life rather than serve my company.
    So why not quit altogether? Then you would certainly work less, and in your own words

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    How is it not better to work less than more?

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    Re: EU voting on working week opt-out

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    But you get more done in YOUR life.. Like family and time for excersise, time for making good dinners instead of buying fastfood, time to work on your house, time to study, time to do other things than work, more time to sleep.
    That's complete and utter BS. I put in at least 11 hours a day in the lab, and all that in your list is achievable. My adviser puts in more than that, has 3 kids, a house that he puts time in on, doesn't eat fast food much (except for lunch maybe if he doesn't bring it), etc. The only thing you've proven is that you can't add up time and plan out a week. Bitch about needing time for other things, but it's probably because you end up wasting a good 6 hours each day doing nothing, and then you think you deserve to be paid more. Man lives by the sweat of his brow, learn to put in an honest day's work.

    You're society has problems if you guys can't put in the work to keep things together.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: EU voting on working week opt-out

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    Do you really get 8 hours of sleep if you work 48 hours a week?
    I actually work 60 hours a week when not going to school. And yes I do. I also have the weekends to myself.




    What about LIVING a life?
    I have the time off I need to enjoy the things I enjoy doing.
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    Re: EU voting on working week opt-out

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    That's complete and utter BS. I put in at least 11 hours a day in the lab, and all that in your list is achievable. My adviser puts in more than that, has 3 kids, a house that he puts time in on, doesn't eat fast food much (except for lunch maybe if he doesn't bring it), etc. The only thing you've proven is that you can't add up time and plan out a week. Bitch about needing time for other things, but it's probably because you end up wasting a good 6 hours each day doing nothing, and then you think you deserve to be paid more. Man lives by the sweat of his brow, learn to put in an honest day's work.

    You're society has problems if you guys can't put in the work to keep things together.
    What do you do, if you don't mind me asking?
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    Re: EU voting on working week opt-out

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    Do you really get 8 hours of sleep if you work 48 hours a week?




    What about LIVING a life?

    What if, by god, this is how I want to live my life?

    Who is it to tell me whats important in my own life ?


    Maybe I enjoy my work and would rather consume my excess free time with it, than other things. Maybe I'm a businessman who needs to put in those extra hours.

    Maybe I'm a workaholic and its what I do.

    And maybe, just maybe, your socialist mentality that you can regulate how long I work so you don't get out classed and replaced by someone who will do more for the same earnings is ever so wrong.

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    Re: EU voting on working week opt-out

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    Those who want to can under special arrangements.. Those who need to is the problem, since those are increasigly becoming a majority in the UK for example.. In places like the UK the US, Norway and other countries people need to work more than 44 hours to survive, thats a shame when the majority in France manages fine on 35 hours.
    Well if you belive that people in the UK need to work more then 44 hours a week then surely stopping them from doing so isnt going to help the situation.

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    Re: EU voting on working week opt-out

    Anyway if the EU really wanted to help working people they' pass a land value tax or even better disband.
    "It is written in the eternal constitution that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." - Edmund Burke

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    Re: EU voting on working week opt-out

    As I commented in the other thread on this same topic, such a law would cause utter chaos here during natural emergencies such as severe storms, when utility workers, public works, medical, fire and law enforcement work around the clock to restore services and save lives.

    A 30-hour workweek? That's considered part-time in the USA. You'd be hard pressed even to get benefits!

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    Re: EU voting on working week opt-out

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    So why not quit altogether? Then you would certainly work less, and in your own words
    I still need the money.. I am happy about 30 hour work a week, fits me fine.
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