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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.
    Why should we work 66 hours a week when we can work 35, 37 or 40 hours a week and do the same work?

    I work 30, I am damn happy about that. LOTS of time to do more important things than working.
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    Re: EU voting on working week opt-out

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    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!
    Thats your problem.. The average European works around 40 hours a week. It is MY week that is 30 hours.

    Society functions here with less work.
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    Re: EU voting on working week opt-out

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    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
    I work 30, I am damn happy about that. LOTS of time to do more important things than working.
    Like posting on message boards

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    Re: EU voting on working week opt-out

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    I still need the money.. I am happy about 30 hour work a week, fits me fine.
    So you see how working less is not always better?

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    Re: EU voting on working week opt-out

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Like posting on message boards
    Hehe, not really.. Like working out, taking time for family, making and eating good food, study, read the bible, try to be a good person, relax, sleep, debate and so on.. Its nice to be able to live a life.. I remember the huge difference it was when I worked 40 hours. I cant imagine 50 hours being nothing but pain and terror.

    You Americans who appreciate freedoms, certainly do not appreciate having a free life, but prefer being "company men/women"..

    I wouldn't work more except when I am an entrepreneur working for myself, then I can work high and irregular hours without minding, but for a company, no way..
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    Re: EU voting on working week opt-out

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    So you see how working less is not always better?
    I still make enough money. The only situation I would be happy to work more is the situations where I am an entrepreneur working for myself, or if I was helping other people in need(directly not indirectly)..

    I remember some years ago, I worked 40 hours a week in IT making something like 2500 per month, it sucked big time even when I had 40 days of vacation and 15+ holidays all paid. The days were just too hard and I was exhausted when I was finished, it felt like I was only working and sleeping.
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    Re: EU voting on working week opt-out

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    I still make enough money. The only situation I would be happy to work more is the situations where I am an entrepreneur working for myself, or if I was helping other people in need(directly not indirectly)..

    I remember some years ago, I worked 40 hours a week in IT making something like 2500 per month, it sucked big time even when I had 40 days of vacation and 15+ holidays all paid. The days were just too hard and I was exhausted when I was finished, it felt like I was only working and sleeping.
    Poor dear, can't handle a 40-hour week.
    What a joke.

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    Re: EU voting on working week opt-out

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    I still make enough money. The only situation I would be happy to work more is the situations where I am an entrepreneur working for myself, or if I was helping other people in need(directly not indirectly)..

    I remember some years ago, I worked 40 hours a week in IT making something like 2500 per month, it sucked big time even when I had 40 days of vacation and 15+ holidays all paid. The days were just too hard and I was exhausted when I was finished, it felt like I was only working and sleeping.
    40 hours a week sat in a comfortable chair,?

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    Re: EU voting on working week opt-out

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Poor dear, can't handle a 40-hour week.
    What a joke.
    I can but prefer to make more in a 30 hour week

    Wouldn't you?
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