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Did you know some countries require you to take a vacation? (here is an infographic)
Visual.ly ^ | 08/27/2012

Posted on 08/27/2012 9:26:32 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Some countries require organizations to give their employees vacation leave. This infographic—brought to you by the employee leave and FMLA experts at Employment law HQ—have created a graphic showing common (and some not so common) countries and their vacation requirements. Where does your country rank?



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society
KEYWORDS: vacation

1 posted on 08/27/2012 9:26:40 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m not sure if the vacations are PAID vacations in other countries...


2 posted on 08/27/2012 9:27:47 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind

Some industries do require vacations as a way to reduce chances of fraud and embezzlement, especially in accounting.


3 posted on 08/27/2012 9:29:55 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind
This is a good idea and could reduce workplace violence.

Emperor 0bama has a bigger plan - just put everyone out of work!

4 posted on 08/27/2012 9:30:12 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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To: SeekAndFind

The government should have no say at all what vacation time people get, unless they work for the government.

Of course, that is part of their plan.


5 posted on 08/27/2012 9:33:38 AM PDT by rlmorel ("Rub some bacon on it.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Good. It means that we still have some semblance of a free country. The government has no right to dictate to private businesses to give their employers vacation time.


6 posted on 08/27/2012 9:33:55 AM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: SeekAndFind
I’m not sure if the vacations are PAID vacations in other countries...

Even if they are "paid" that just means that your employer will reduce your pay when you are working to make up for paying you when you aren't.

7 posted on 08/27/2012 9:34:28 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Recycled Olympic tagline Shut up, Bob Costas. Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Brazil is an up and coming country and gives 30 days a year. Not bad. America????? lol. Our companies would never go for mandatory 30 days of vacation.


8 posted on 08/27/2012 9:37:16 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Some countries require organizations to give their employees vacation leave... Where does your country rank?

Exactly where it should - at zero requirement. It's called FREEDOM, what's left of it anyway.

9 posted on 08/27/2012 9:40:03 AM PDT by libertylover (The problem with Obama is not that his skin is too black, it's that his ideas are too RED.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Every time I see someone comparing our country’s entitlements with others, I reply “How many of those countries can defend themselves, let alone others?”.

Those countries are freeloading on us.


10 posted on 08/27/2012 9:45:51 AM PDT by chopperman
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To: SeekAndFind

When I’m King we are going to have a 4 day work weeks of 10 hour days

I worked this schedule on several jobs so far and I could enjoy working that way for the rest of my life


11 posted on 08/27/2012 10:00:49 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: Mr. K

RE: I worked this schedule on several jobs so far and I could enjoy working that way for the rest of my life

You must really like what you do... what’s your profession anyway?


12 posted on 08/27/2012 10:09:53 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: Mr. K

I was on a 4 / 10 workweek from 1992 until I retired at the end of 2011, with every Monday off. We all liked it after we got used to the longer days. No traffic in the AM, but 5PM rush hour was a bugger.


13 posted on 08/27/2012 10:26:23 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (RINO season is open. No limit. Make them extinct.)
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To: SeekAndFind

What is this va-ca-tion thing, and how does it work?

The last day I had off was for kidney surgery, and that was months ago(ONE day).


14 posted on 08/27/2012 10:33:18 AM PDT by READINABLUESTATE ("We must hang together, gentlemen...else, we shall most assuredly hang separately." - Franklin)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yep. Several weeks of PAID vacation are the law in the EU.
It’s why companies are so loathe to hire anyone over there.


15 posted on 08/27/2012 10:35:23 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind

Timeshare salesmen use that graph to coerce prospects to buy several weeks of Timeshare property, and put themselves in debt for life!

It’s like,”SEE, The REST of the World KNOWS you HAVE to take a vacation every year! Americans just don’t GET IT!”

It hgas been used on me MANY times. LOL.


16 posted on 08/27/2012 10:36:46 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: left that other site

hgas = has


17 posted on 08/27/2012 10:38:42 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: SeekAndFind

There is nothing wrong with the conceot that having some vacation time away from work once a year is a good idea.

What is also not so bad of an idea is the “social agenda” for “vacation time” if exercised totally by what we as individuals and we as institutions believe in supporting, in our Liberty.

The bad idea is using the law to make that social agenda a legal mandate.

The moral social agenda leaves it to us to “change society” by ourselves, and by our free and independent institutions freely making what are believed to be “good choices”, with respect for Liberty for all.

The socialist agenda marries “society” and the tyranny of the heavy hand of unlimited government, killing Liberty and all the social dynamic freedom to arise within it and simply forcing an academic and elitist view of “what’s right”, which also denies diversity and makes the concept of tolerance an irrelevant sham, for when all think alike the very need for tolerance is gone.


18 posted on 08/27/2012 10:51:11 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: chopperman

Lol. Of course they are. I always chuckle that we are subsidizing their vacations and welfare state thru our foreign policy. As if we should go into debt for some European party time.


19 posted on 08/27/2012 10:57:24 AM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: SeekAndFind

I worked in Germany for a month.
Told the manager I’d come in on the weekend to get stuff done during my limited time there.
He told me not to ... he’d be arrested if I did.


20 posted on 08/27/2012 10:59:28 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: ctdonath2

I betcha 90% of our under-30 population would race to the polls to vote “yea” on this idea.


21 posted on 08/27/2012 11:05:06 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: READINABLUESTATE

I was told to take a vacation day for open-heart surgery.


22 posted on 08/27/2012 11:05:47 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: SeekAndFind
I find this very suspicious. I live in the UK and I know plenty of people who do not get 29 days vacation, so I cannot think it is accurate. Such a number must count public holidays (Christmas, Easter etc) as compulsory, and there are plenty of occupations where people do have to work on public holidays.

I think that what is happening here is an invalid comparison. There are plenty of public holidays in the US (at least as many as there are in the UK in fact) but there is probably no law that says that you have to have them. But of course most people do.

23 posted on 08/27/2012 11:50:52 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: chopperman

I’d say over half the countries on that list are easily able to defend themselves, and slightly under half have no input from the US military at all.


24 posted on 08/27/2012 11:58:29 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: SeekAndFind

Do they require that you get the days or do they require that you take them?


25 posted on 08/27/2012 12:50:40 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I prefer the freedom to take, or save, or ignore vacation time (though I usually save, then take). If they required it, I'd be as grumpy about that as I am about any other (in my view) non-work-related job requirement (recently had a mandatory class on a software package I've been using for two years--GRUMP!).
26 posted on 08/27/2012 1:16:28 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (Romney Sucks. Mutiny Now!)
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