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Old 06-07-2019, 12:42 AM   #2431
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Old 06-07-2019, 09:41 AM   #2432
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Even without a statutory minimum, though, has anyone ever known an American with a full-time salaried job who didn't get any vacation from their employer?
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Old 06-07-2019, 10:17 AM   #2433
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There's a lot of people without full time salaried jobs. I've known full time hourly people who got unpaid vacation time. In this Gig Economy I keep reading about it would not happen. But even people who get time off are not taking all of it.

Google comes up with 1,480,000,000 answers to, "why are people not taking vacation time?"
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Fear of returning to a mountain of work (40%)
The belief that nobody else can do the job (35%)
Inability to afford taking time off (33%)
Fear of being seen as replaceable (22%)
To show greater dedication to the company and the job (28%)
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A remarkable 23 percent of Americans have no paid vacations and no paid holidays. 10 is the magic number. The average American worker receives 10 days of paid vacation per year. European countries, by contrast, mandate that employers offer at least 20 days a year.
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Did you know that over 55% of Americans did not use all their vacation time last year? According to Project: Time Off, that’s 658 million vacation days left unused. And 222 million days of those vacation days will not roll over to the next year, be paid out or be saved in any other way, which means almost one third of those vacation days are truly lost.
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Old 06-07-2019, 11:43 AM   #2434
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even people who get time off are not taking all of it.
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Old 06-07-2019, 09:20 PM   #2435
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I just went looking at those European vacation laws in greater detail, thinking that hourly part-time folks didn't actually get those benefits--but they do! After working part time for just one month, employees in the UK and Germany start accruing paid vacation days. That's almost unbelievable.
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Old 06-08-2019, 12:05 AM   #2436
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People are moving less and not as far...

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Maybe the ones who want to can't afford it.

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And the ones who can afford it don't want to.
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Old 06-17-2019, 12:29 AM   #2437
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Old 06-17-2019, 10:35 AM   #2438
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Old 06-17-2019, 12:26 PM   #2439
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Yeah, fuck that shit.

Sideways, w/a dead dingo's dick.
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Old 06-17-2019, 12:42 PM   #2440
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Well, he got me to watch his video. So I guess it was worth it?
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Old 06-18-2019, 01:10 AM   #2441
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20 minutes to get stung? Ain't nobody got time for that.
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Old 06-18-2019, 09:56 AM   #2442
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The best part of that vid HAS to be the first 45 seconds. Dude's acting @ sec 1 like he's already been stung. He's breathless, nervous, looks like he's got the vapors.

And then they cut to the placement of the ant, and then the sting.

Great audio.

And I stand by my opinion as stated in post #2439.
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Old 06-21-2019, 12:19 AM   #2443
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This was put online by Bill Gates to show we don't know what we think we know. People die every day but not from what we think.
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Old 06-21-2019, 09:08 PM   #2444
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News is never about what we already know. How often does the news report that the orbit of Earth has not changed?

News can only report known changes. Most people who die even must have their estate pay for the obituary. Otherwise the media often does not report it. Just another same old - same old. Not newsworthy.

We can sing about "Here comes the Sun". But that past event is not newsworthy even where rain was happening every three days.
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