Osprey1 wrote:As a U.S. citizen I think the lack of a law requiring companies to provide at least 20 days Paid Time Off is abhorrent. I'm hoping that in the next few years on the state level we can pass initiatives that will ensure Americans not only have time off to kite, but also to spend with their families and take care of themselves when sick.
Unfortunately the trend of providing paid time off is regressing in major corporations of which using the top tech companies for example only provide 15 days. If you have children these days are quickly used up caring for them when they are sick, and you're lucky to schedule a week vacation.
With no downtime no wonder 1 in 10 Americans are on anti-depressants.
Westozzy wrote:Personally I have many American friends and in the end we are all the same, but they can keep there way of life I won't no part in it.
Bain wrote:Westozzy wrote:Personally I have many American friends and in the end we are all the same, but they can keep there way of life I won't no part in it.
I'm an American, and I don't want any part of it either. I think the whole "gung-ho American work till you drop" thing is mostly a façade. Sure there are people who really feel like that, but I think a majority of people don't.
It's good propaganda though, used to try to get more work out of people.
Capitalism is a scourge of humanity.
Bain wrote:"Fans on the political right see "Poolside" as an unapologetic ode to American values. Critics on the political left see it as Ugly American chest thumping at its worst. During a time when Americans are working harder and longer for less money, others question the spot's perceived workaholic message."
Osprey1 wrote:As a U.S. citizen ...
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