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What's having a holiday got to do with freedom?
I always find it strange that only reasonable people agree with me.
Sorry for not replying last time jviehe.
That's an interesting question and I don't think I would as I value my free time too much and I'd rather have a few week of relaxation than a bit of extra cash. I'd rather do overtime in the weeks leading to my holiday if I needed the money.
Tempting but no. I think I will have the time off.
I have to agree.
For me personally, it wass important to get to a point where I'm happy financially and am not concerned with chasing dollars.
Speaking only for myself, having time off is far more important than having a few extra dollars or having more stuff. I'm quite content that I'm at a point where I can honestly say that I work to live, not live to work.
The US has minimum wage laws that require employers to pay a minimum salary. Furthermore, we have laws mandating time and a half and double time for holidays, more than 40 hours a week, etc for hourly workers. Therefore, even if a worker were willing to work more than 40 hours a week, a employer might not be able to afford to let him do that.
Furthermore, we have affirmitive action laws which restrict what folks an employer can hire in the first place.
Wages in fungible jobs is a market based thing but then they are doing menial jobs. The balance of power between employer and employee starts to balance tremendously as you become more and more specialized. Cashiers at Walmart or Target are paid similarly to cashiers at Piggly Wiggly or Walgreens regardless of how well they actually perform but we're paid far more as individuals as we take on positions requiring more skill.
There is so much animosity toward government employees right now because they are largely doing menial jobs for big bucks and unbelievable benefits at our expense.
Last edited by Wagner; 12-07-2011 at 10:36 AM.