Skip to comments.English are 'hardest working nation in Europe' (Poor overworked Brit alert)
Posted on 08/15/2011 9:00:50 AM PDT by SanFranDan
FULL TITLE: English are 'hardest working nation in Europe' and take the fewest paid and public holidays
If youre feeling over-worked and in desperate need of a holiday youre not alone - the English are the hardest working nation in Europe, taking the least number of paid and public holidays, according to new research.
The survey revealed workers in England get a minimum of just 28 days leave, compared to residents in Sweden and Portugal, who are given the most, with 39 days.
The average leave and public holiday entitlement is 34 days across Europe, according to research by Hotels.com. That means UK workers lose out on more than a week away from the office and work at least six days more than their typical continental counterpart.
Of the 12 nations surveyed, Ireland and Holland are in a similar position with just 29 days, but Denmark, parts of Germany, Portugal and Sweden do the least work, with between 38 and 39 days holiday.
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Worlds tallest dwarf. Worlds shortest giant. The hardest working layabout around.
Maybe those who work work the longest, but what fraction of the population works? I have read about families where three or four generations live, on public assistance, in public housing, and have done so for decades. They’re in England.
Those that do, in fact, work, may possibly be hard workers. But how many of those are there in England?
LOL. A hundred years from now, I have no doubt that the American media (if they still exist) will still be blaming George Bush for every problem they can conjure, while in Britain it will be Margaret Thatcher taking the hit for, among other things, hangnails, overgrown grass and not enough slacker time.
The people who did their homework when they were teenagers are working hard, enjoying it (mostly), and doing great, although they’re getting the living bejeezus taxed out of them. That’s about 20-25% of the population.
The rest are on the dole, making feral copies of themselves, and trashing the place.
Lazy ass Europeans. U.S. workers take only 25 days off a year on average. 15 paid vacation days and 10 payed holidays.
It’s a backhanded compliment.
You work hard for a European.
The English aren’t afraid of hard work. They have learned to lie down next to it and go right to sleep.
I wonder if this takes paid holidays into account as well as paid leave?
Many (if not most) US fulltime workers get approximately 10 paid holidays, a good many get 11 or 12, a few get even more.
Paid vacation often adds up to two more weeks i.e. ten days.
Some businesses give two personal days up front, for those (most people) who don’t start right at the beginning of the year and are getting either no vacation days or a prorated number.
Sick leave is usually separate, and often is a day per calendar month, 12 days’ worth a year, but unused time will (unlike vacation time) carry over the end of the year, but is only worth 50% in those jobs where the employer pays out the unused time upon termination (retirement, resignation, firing, death).
Means nothing. How many sick days do they take, on average? What are their work hours, when they’re at work? What’s their productivity?
And what percentage of the population actually works at all?
Theodore Dalrymple had a good article in today’s WSJ. He pointed out that England has been importing labor (mostly from SE Asia, but also from Poland and other places in Eastern Europe) for decades while the native British welfare class spends its time running amok in the towns and getting drunk or stoned and terrorizing the neighbors.
The immigrants are being imported to do the basic work of society, things that don’t even require much more than the ability to read simple text, follow directions, and be able to handle simple tools (such as a broom!). Yet England has paid for generations of the native-born slugs so poorly educated (because their teachers are terrified of them) they can’t be hired for even the most menial work and so lazy and filled with an entitlement mentality that they consider work beneath them and won’t even apply for it. Meanwhile, even immigrants who arrive speaking no English are able to learn enough in a few months to follow basic orders and get jobs, and are willing to take any work there is.
Socialism is toxic...
It's paid holidays + paid leave.