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Old 07-14-2004, 12:20 AM   #1
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Default 40 hour work week is too much!!!

At least, that's the mindset in Germany...

http://www.dw-world.de/english/0,336...88_1_A,00.html

DaimlerChrysler threatened to relocate jobs if workers didn't agree to work 40 hours a week..... no wonder German cars are expensive

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Old 07-14-2004, 01:07 AM   #2
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Default 40 hour work week is too much!!!

No thanks, I'll keep my 3. I think I read somewhere that the US has one of the hightest avg. hrs worked per week; it would be interesting to see how some of the major countries compare.
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Old 07-14-2004, 02:27 AM   #3
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That just means we have the biggest cheapskate employers in the world. Bah! I don't get paid enough.
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Old 07-14-2004, 09:56 AM   #4
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Yeah... I can't see how some of you guys commute to work over an hour just to work 8-9 hour days to drive home another hour and waste over 1/2 your day at work.

I live 20 mins from work but I have to ready myself for a possible 40 min drive each day. After work, I come home, undwind from the stress and it's almost time for bed so I can wake up and do it again tomorrow. :cry I DID do the 10 hour-4 day a week deal for a while. It somehow sucked worse... I really need a 13.3 hr for 3 days that way I have 4 days to do all the projects around my apartment AND work on my cars.
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Old 07-14-2004, 11:14 AM   #5
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Default 40 hour work week is too much!!!

I am getting tired of doing about 50 hour weeks, I think I should move to Germany so I can work 30 hours weeks too
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Old 07-14-2004, 05:13 PM   #6
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Default 40 hour work week is too much!!!

That is funny, like 3s I work about 200+ hours a month.
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Old 07-14-2004, 05:47 PM   #7
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Default 40 hour work week is too much!!!

I've been working 60 to 80 hours per week (excluding 2 hrs travel time/day) for the past 11 months :shock: Anyone able to hook me up with a programmer posistion? I'll wash your 3! haha
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Old 07-14-2004, 06:22 PM   #8
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Default 40 hour work week is too much!!!

Yeah I saw that, I've been talking about it with people all day.

Of course, you should note that they say they are willing to work additional hours for additional pay - which, as foreign as it is to myself as an office workers, is common for factory workers.

That being said, saying 30+ is additional is ridiculous
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Old 07-14-2004, 07:48 PM   #9
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Some of the departments in my company work twelve hour shifts tending CD replicators and printers. They are paid for their time and sometimes get four days off---but twleve hours days all year hurt.
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Old 07-14-2004, 09:55 PM   #10
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Hey donut, is the restuarant in your avatar one of Randy's Donuts??

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