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Post time 2012-8-23 04:54:04 |Display all floors
TheHermit Post time: 2012-8-22 07:46
The Germans on the whole are very conscientious workers and their productivity is renowned so what ...

Those Vacations?
I just had the third Vacation Day at which I nevertheless worked full-time in my current vacations today.
It was the third day of the Vacations.

My 39 hour week has so far this year been mostly more like 60 (mas o menos 0700 to 1800).

Does that put me at an income advantage to let's say some craftsman or even cleaner in the company?
Not necessarily, I'd even doubt it.

Do I mind any of that?
I'm loving it.

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Post time 2012-8-23 08:56:12 |Display all floors
LCSULLA Post time: 2012-8-23 04:54
Those Vacations?
I just had the third Vacation Day at which I nevertheless worked full-time in my  ...

Watch out you do not have too much fun...... I was the same. In management you never stop working.... you work while driving, eating or mowing the lawn.

You can have too much of a good thing and it wears you out in the end.
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Post time 2012-8-24 05:22:45 |Display all floors
TheHermit Post time: 2012-8-22 07:46
The Germans on the whole are very conscientious workers and their productivity is renowned so what ...

I wasn't making a value judgement, simply stating what I remember.

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Post time 2012-8-24 08:10:31 |Display all floors
ColoradoDan Post time: 2012-8-24 05:22
I wasn't making a value judgement, simply stating what I remember.

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I was not getting at you, but I do remember one US president saying that the German workers are "under-worked and overpaid".

Productivity was also redefined to suit, in the old days it was based on man-hours per unit and the Germans were at the top. This was then changed to dollars spend on wages per unit which favoured the low paid Americans.

Wages in the US have been stagnant or dropping for the past thirty years. The consumer was purchasing using savings or on credit once that run out the economy was in sh!t.

But that is another story.
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Post time 2012-8-25 05:33:08 |Display all floors
TheHermit Post time: 2012-8-24 08:10
I was not getting at you, but I do remember one US president saying that the German workers are "u ...

Uhm, now wages spent on production time per piece does favour high paid german workers too.
Remember what I said about my income compared against the others I mentioned.

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Post time 2012-8-25 06:06:40 |Display all floors
LCSULLA Post time: 2012-8-25 05:33
Uhm, now wages spent on production time per piece does favour high paid german workers too.
Rememb ...

I thought the 48 hour max per week applied in Germany. From my experience, there was some flexibility but on the whole the directive was adhered to for production workers.
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Post time 2012-8-25 10:54:46 |Display all floors
I need vacation with my family.

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