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  • jagara3

    Just had a discussion with an American about the mandatory five to six weeks vacation we get in Denmark. He thought it was "ridiculous" and we could learn something from Americans who "kick a lot of ass" (meaning who have to work constantly, which is the meaning of life, obvi).

    Lol. Jealousy in disguise. You'd love to 2,5X your vacation.

    • they/we've been trained to think working long hour and contently busy = path to success in life.pango
    • in Denmark, the quality of the free education and health care is substandard: They are way down on the PISA [Programme for International Student Assessment]...imbecile
    • educational rankings, have the lowest life expectancy in the region, and the highest rates of death from cancer.imbecile
    • And there is broad consensus that the economic model of a public sector and welfare state on this scale is unsustainable.imbecile
    • https://www.independ…imbecile
    • vacations is lifeBennn
    • I don't need my Gov telling me when it's time to take a break or how long a break for that matter - but if you require that much hand-holding then so be it :)PonyBoy
    • My vacation is 5 weeks and that is standard in the professional world. We aren’t required to take it, but it isn’t as low as you’re assuming it is.monospaced
    • @ponyboy Danes don't have to take vacations either, it's just mandatory for the employer to offer them.jagara
    • Was recently in Denmark, they seemed a lot happier than folk in Britain, their society is just better I suppose.PhanLo
    • Denmark has got that invisible hand of facism, inventory of all citizens, control of immigrants, but it's a tiny ass place, you do need long vacations to escaperobotron3k
    • I am confused robo. You say it like those are all bad things but then salivate over them as long as it’s trump pushing for itscruffics
    • America is fucked. In my first year of working full time after uni I was give 5 holidays that was including paid sick leave. I also didn’t get...scruffics
    • Health insurance until I finished my first 6 monthsscruffics
    • US and A = 2nd world country on par with China and Russia, only slightly better. The sooner mexicans take over, the better for alldrgs
    • People can live or work however they want.Hayoth
    • I love idiots like drgs that beg for 3 world conditions while raising their commi flag.Hayoth
    • The irony about commies is that they broke free from their ideology, while the Americans are stuck in a position where they need to continuedrgs
    • pushing their own ideology with a proud face, keep pretending its the best. The happiest countries are those which do not need to prove anything to anyone.drgs
    • The Nordics are very utilitarian in this respect, they pick some parts here and there which work, and disregard the labelsdrgs
    • But for an American it is the worst sin in the world to admit that he would rather have 5 weeks of vacation, because "socialism"drgs
    • The good news is US and A is 10 years behind Europe in everything, and eventually all the goods which we have will eventually be adopted in USdrgs
    • They just need to accept it their own way, by slowly eating shit for years and "kicking ass", for some made-up reasons which make them Americandrgs
    • Yes, U.S. sucks, everywhere is better. Total shithole. lol BYE.HijoDMaite
    • I have 30 working days of holidays per year, not including city/country holidaysernexbcn
    • regarding mandatory or not, some countries do enforce, precisely to avoid employers to force employees to not take holidays based on work load or delivery...ernexbcn
    • ...excuses, so if there's an inspection and they find employees that have not taken their holidays the company can be finedernexbcn
    • Lol. DOKAY this story happened.cannonball1978
    • I just checked their PISA ranking. They are 17th among 70 countries. Not "Way down on the PISA" article is full of fake info.Beeswax
    • Lolz hijo!!PonyBoy
    • Work yourselves to death neglect your health and your family you’ll die with the most toys but you’ll still die having lived an empty and pointless life._niko
    • Even your idiot president takes 15 weeks vacation a year while the rest of you slave away lol_niko
    • Jeez. Didn't expect this post to be considered this polemic...jagara
    • 4.5 work hours a day, 3 months holiday is the near futureneverscared
    • Canuck here. 6 weeks vacation...exador1
    • @exador1 Hi five :Djagara
    • @jagara you implied that America isn't absolute #1 at everything so of course you're going to get a big reaction.zarkonite
    • @jagara, you implied that 5 weeks of vacation is 2.5x what Americans receive. It's simply not true, which is why you're getting reactions like this.monospaced
    • My company offers more vacation as standard to all employees, and has for decades, without any qualifications. In the United States.monospaced
    • 6 weeks plus trailing or preceding days on long weekends, plus a 2 week shutdown over the holidays, ask how much I usually take...ben_
    • We shut down 2 weeks for xmas—and I get 6 weeks paid on top of that—plus I work from home most of the time stoned off my balls—I'm always on vacation—'MERICA!!PonyBoy
    • We shut down for two weeks at Christmas and also a full week for 4th of July. Every three day weekend is extended. We can flex hours any way we like.monospaced
    • Unlimited sick days. 4 floating holidays. Work from anywhere I want. Not Denmark.monospaced
    • its typically better to pay higher wages with less benefits and let employees decide what they value. wether it be unpaid time off or or earning more.deathboy
    • mandatory time off restricts peoples pay who may not take advantage of that benrfit, or have no means to take advantage of it.deathboy
    • and sad thing is its averaged out and hedged in companies best interest being mandatory that they find a formula that benefits their bottom linedeathboy
    • packaged and sold as a "great benefit" when the truth is a higher wage and letting you decide is far better.deathboy
    • have to track back to why benefits is offered vs higher pay. its not like benefits isn't calculated into employee cost.deathboy
    • its a easy sell when business learn they can keep more money get more tax deductions and pay employees lessdeathboy
    • Higher wages will NEVER make up for time off. Time off is not some bottom line perk to maintain bottom line. I sometimes wonder if yuh ever had a job dB.monospaced
    • neither view is 100% valid... bottom line is an employee and their boss should determine their value and agree upon compensation w/OUT the Gov's help.PonyBoy
    • Mono makes a good point, lots of American companies have great HR policies. It's an open market and you gotta seek out the conditions you want.zarkonite

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