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    Re: Todays /. poll

    Bait said"
    The US isn't Europe, it's the US and we often have done things differently and think very differently. It's what makes us the US and not some place else. It's time for all internationalist socialists to grow up and get on with life that meme is getting old.
    meme is getting old? No it isn't. It just impacts YOUR comfort zone (WTF is a comfort zone?)

    Yes I am an internationalist, very very much so. Its about WE not me or I.

    I have way to much experience to listen to someone repeat the prattle of a talking head on the b00b tube.

    Spaceship Earth belongs to every human on it. I would like to have a great trip with ALL my friends. ALL.

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    http://boingboing.net/ Read first item.

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    Re: Todays /. poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Fatal Error";p="4009
    JRO, Questions for you; What about your health-care and your retirement?
    Working conditions? Vacation?
    A lot of the people from abroad that are critical of the usOFa are from countries that beat the usOFa in everyone of the above areas...
    Ehh, health care, teh company takes care of 75%, retirement is my responsibility no matching. Working conditions are average, just a sterile cube farm really. Vacation, umm, I think 3 weeks a year. I always thought the US was had the best work benefits out all the modern nations, but I could be completely wrong since I really don't have a clue as to working conditions in other countries.
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    JRO, In most Latin American countries you receive 13 to 15 months pay per year. I don't remember actual vacation time, not a lot comes to mind.

    Again in LatAm, to fire someone you have to pay a certain number of weeks of salary per year worked. That can be a huge amount of $$$ for the worker.

    In the 3 Central American countries I have lived in and what I know from friends in most of the other ones, if you work you are given free medical care (not always the very best, but....)

    In El Salvador the work week is 5 1/2 days but you receive 7 days pay for that week. In El Salavador a burger flipper at MacDonalds earns enough to support a family (usually the Latin families are much larger then in the usOFa)

    Most European countries have 5 weeks vacation per year for everybody. And a shorter workweek then in america.

    Germany and Japan both have higher $$$ per hour on most jobs than in the usOFa

    Lunches in Italy are real long, very very long.

    Now, this isn't about quanity of life but about quality. If the boss wants you to work more than 40 hours, you should get premium pay. If some one works a 40 hour week they deserve enough to support a family. When the janitor makes more than the teachers at a school we must be doing something wrong?

    A great book, a bit dated, "Small is Beautiful" by E.F.Schumacher.

    Again, my problem is not having answers and there may not be answers because the problems have gotten so large. I do know that its up to you and me because the governments and corporations are not looking out for the "little guy"

    blah, blah, blah Please forgive me, this is the land of opportunity, you have the opportunity to get 3 part-time jobs. Damn, someone with the knowledge that maccorin has needs to deliver pizza? :?:

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    Fatal error you spend to much time posting ant trying to dominate the thread.

    I doubt you have as much expierence as you claim.

    An insult isn't a response.

    Everytime I have been involved in a we instead of I situation the I still ended up with all the benifits the we(s) ended up with the shaft.

    Anyhow you sound like Old Hippy with a new NIC. I however am stlll FlameBait Yes I am quite comfortable.

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    I doubt you have as much expierence as you claim.
    What do you want to see?

    This was, WAS, a conversation, then you said:

    Man you all need to get out more Razz A /. poll of anything is usless.
    Sorry you don't like /. Maybe you can tell them what the problem is.

    Then you said:
    If you want to really figure out whats going on you better do quite a bit more reading outside of your comfort zone.
    Have you been looking over my shoulder? I am rather proud of the scope of my reading. There are more books in my library about nice than hate but thats cause I am trying to be nice.

    Then you said:
    That people outside of the US in many cases are even less enlighented than the average joe sixpack many love to put down as stupid?
    Prove your statement.

    I find both of your posts to be way out of line with my experience here on LinuxFoo. If you want to dump on me please do so by PM.

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    Don't worry about Flamebait Fatal, he likes to do as his name suggests.

    Thanks for the info on vacation time and benefits in other countries. I really didn't know.
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