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    Re: UK work time opt-out under threat

    Quote Originally Posted by RightOfCenter View Post
    Well, forget all about individual privacy and right to contract huh?

    That's messed up man. For a guy who claims to hate politicians you sure seem intent on letting them make choices for you.
    I think this one choice is pretty damn good. In my opinion a protection of human rights to live a life of their own and not for a company.
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    Re: UK work time opt-out under threat

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    What is so slavish about working for a friggin living?

    My average work week is usually between 45-60 hours. But I love my work. It doesn't even feel like work to me.

    It's also one of those professions that require that work be done when it is necessary or the whole company shuts down. It's just a fact of life that there is work and it must be done in an industrious society. I also would not be happy witht he idea of having to hire someone to pass the buck to when I hit my government approved work limit unless go get licenses to what?...do my friggin job?

    I believe some countries need to develop a sense of pride in their work instead of begging their governments to dream up schemes to get them out of it.

    What about family time? What about time to make good healthy cooking? Time to exercise? Time to play and enjoy? Time to study and learn? Time to do things around the house, or improve on it? Time to sleep well? And so on..
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    Re: UK work time opt-out under threat

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    The regulation is about standard contract work.. It will tighten the rules and make new regulation for ANY work over 48 hours. Most contracts in Europe are 37.5 or 40 hours per week, any time over that is considered overtime, over 48 hours is something else alltogether.
    Okay, so what rules and regulations are added and what problems do they solve? Ya know, what does the bill do? All I see is an additional burden and red tape on people who want to voluntarily work overtime.

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    Re: UK work time opt-out under threat

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    Okay, so what rules and regulations are added and what problems do they solve? Ya know, what does the bill do? All I see is an additional burden and red tape on people who want to voluntarily work overtime.
    The problem it solves is the bubble in the UK for example, where everyone now have to work more than 48 hours to keep up with everyone else which does that, creating a situation where its almost impossible NOT to work under 48 hours. Yes, it has made the UK one of the most effective economies of the world, but the population are slaves of companies while having minimal lives of their own.

    And all this work is usually to pay down the debt they have, the mortgage on a house which they have to pay for 20-30 years, because property prices are also bubbled, mostly because of enormous loans that everyone takes, but also because everyone who works more than 48 hours drives up the prices thereby forcing everyone else to have to work more than 48 hours as well.
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    Re: UK work time opt-out under threat

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    What about family time? What about time to make good healthy cooking? Time to exercise? Time to play and enjoy? Time to study and learn? Time to do things around the house, or improve on it? Time to sleep well? And so on..
    I have all that. It's called managing your time and making the most of your leisure time.

    And believe me, if I have things going on, it is no problem to scale work back and attend to those things that should be done away from work.

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    Re: UK work time opt-out under threat

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    The problem it solves is the bubble in the UK for example, where everyone now have to work more than 48 hours to keep up with everyone else which does that, creating a situation where its almost impossible NOT to work under 48 hours. Yes, it has made the UK one of the most effective economies of the world, but the population are slaves of companies while having minimal lives of their own.
    But according to you, they still can work 48 hours a week. They just have to jump through hoops to do so. So what does this law do except make it hard for people who want to work 48 hours a week to do so?

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    Re: UK work time opt-out under threat

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    What about family time? What about time to make good healthy cooking? Time to exercise? Time to play and enjoy? Time to study and learn? Time to do things around the house, or improve on it? Time to sleep well? And so on..
    As I said in the other thread. Intelligent people can add up how much time they spend on certain activities and make a proper schedule. I can't believe there are really people out there so unwilling/unable to put in an honest days work that they think there government should basically support them. Ridiculous.
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    Re: UK work time opt-out under threat

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    I think this one choice is pretty damn good. In my opinion a protection of human rights to live a life of their own and not for a company.
    It is their choice! They are willing to work more hours to improve their own quality of life. It should not be up to the government or anyone else to decide how best to do that.
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    Re: UK work time opt-out under threat

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    What about family time? What about time to make good healthy cooking? Time to exercise? Time to play and enjoy? Time to study and learn? Time to do things around the house, or improve on it? Time to sleep well? And so on..

    Who says all this means the same thing to everyone?

    Nobody except you. Everyones different and has different outlooks and priorities in life.


    Why do you feel the need to regulate people's lives just because you have a problem?

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    Re: UK work time opt-out under threat

    Good thing.As long as for yourself the hours arent limited.
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