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Average Hours Worked per Week

Postby aphephilia » Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:55 pm

It is said that the USA has the longest work week in the world. How many hours on-the-job a week do you average?

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Re: Average Hours Worked per Week

Postby Deb Richardson » Tue Feb 22, 2005 11:20 pm

Do most people consider those of us working under 40 hours per week as employed full time?
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Re: Average Hours Worked per Week

Postby NurseNell » Wed Feb 23, 2005 4:57 pm

I do not believe the U.S. has the longest work week. In Colombia my son's family members work 12 hours/day 6 days/week with every other Sunday off. This is typical in Colombia.
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Re: Average Hours Worked per Week

Postby Brian » Wed Feb 23, 2005 7:04 pm

They get every other Sunday off? Must be nice.
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Re: Average Hours Worked per Week

Postby NurseNell » Thu Feb 24, 2005 9:23 am

Originally posted by Brian:
They get every other Sunday off? Must be nice.
Yes Brian, 2 days off a month. Must be nice, eh? But, Colombians are the happiest people in the world,according to Fortune Magazine. I guess they choose to see the glass half full instead if half empty.
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Re: Average Hours Worked per Week

Postby Brian » Thu Feb 24, 2005 2:11 pm

The "We Were Poor" Sketch from "Monty Python Live at City Center" and "Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl"

Four well-dressed men sitting together at a vacation resort. "Farewell to Thee" being played in the background on Hawaiian guitar.

Michael Palin: Ahh.. Very passable, this, very passable.
Graham Chapman: Nothing like a good glass of Chateau de Chassilier wine, ay Gessiah?
Terry Gilliam: You're right there Obediah.
Eric Idle: Who'd a thought thirty years ago we'd all be sittin' here drinking Chateau de Chassilier wine?
MP: Aye. In them days, we'd a' been glad to have the price of a cup o' tea.
GC: A cup ' COLD tea.
EI: Without milk or sugar.
TG: OR tea!
MP: In a filthy, cracked cup.
EI: We never used to have a cup. We used to have to drink out of a rolled up newspaper.
GC: The best WE could manage was to suck on a piece of damp cloth.
TG: But you know, we were happy in those days, though we were poor.
MP: Aye. BECAUSE we were poor. My old Dad used to say to me, "Money doesn't buy you happiness."
EI: 'E was right. I was happier then and I had NOTHIN'. We used to live in this tiiiny old house, with greaaaaat big holes in the roof.
GC: House? You were lucky to have a HOUSE! We used to live in one room, all hundred and twenty-six of us, no furniture. Half the floor was missing; we were all huddled together in one corner for fear of FALLING!
TG: You were lucky to have a ROOM! *We* used to have to live in a corridor!
MP: Ohhhh we used to DREAM of livin' in a corridor! Woulda' been a palace to us. We used to live in an old water tank on a rubbish tip. We got woken up every morning by having a load of rotting fish dumped all over us! House!? Hmph.
EI: Well when I say "house" it was only a hole in the ground covered by a piece of tarpaulin, but it was a house to US.
GC: We were evicted from *our* hole in the ground; we had to go and live in a lake!
TG: You were lucky to have a LAKE! There were a hundred and sixty of us living in a small shoebox in the middle of the road.
MP: Cardboard box?
TG: Aye.
MP: You were lucky. We lived for three months in a brown paper bag in a septic tank. We used to have to get up at six o'clock in the morning, clean the bag, eat a crust of stale bread, go to work down mill for fourteen hours a day week in-week out. When we got home, our Dad would thrash us to sleep with his belt!
GC: Luxury. We used to have to get out of the lake at three o'clock in the morning, clean the lake, eat a handful of hot gravel, go to work at the mill every day for tuppence a month, come home, and Dad would beat us around the head and neck with a broken bottle, if we were LUCKY!
TG: Well, we had it tough. We used to have to get up out of the shoebox at twelve o'clock at night, and LICK the road clean with our tongues. We had half a handful of freezing cold gravel, worked twenty-four hours a day at the mill for fourpence every six years, and when we got home, our Dad would slice us in two with a bread knife.
EI: Right. I had to get up in the morning at ten o'clock at night, half an hour before I went to bed, (pause for laughter), eat a lump of cold poison, work twenty-nine hours a day down mill, and pay mill owner for permission to come to work, and when we got home, our Dad would kill us, and dance about on our graves singing "Hallelujah."
MP: But you try and tell the young people today that... and they won't believe ya'.
ALL: Nope, nope...
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Re: Average Hours Worked per Week

Postby KEN » Thu Feb 24, 2005 4:17 pm

ODDS BODKINS! I work 25 hours a day, 8 days a week!
I can`t afford a car, so I have to walk 13 miles ,each way, to work!
AND, it`s up hill both ways.
Shoes! Don`t even mention shoes!
I don`t have any!
Feet! Don`t get me started! I can`t afford feet!
I walk on stumps! That`s right I walk on stumps, bloody stumps as a matter of fact,
13 miles each way all up hill!

<small>[ February 24, 2005, 03:19 PM: Message edited by: KEN ]</small>


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