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11-09-2008 08:26 AM
gezsweet ah, what I said was tongue in cheek really. I haven't bashed the French in a while and your post offered some ammo, haha.
11-07-2008 01:53 PM
slimpanzee ^^^She works hard though, I'll give her that. Long hours, works late, etc... I don't see her being that lazy, but she doesn't like to head back to Paris a lot, and not having much time probably sucks. Can't say much for the rest of France, though. But I can say I'd love to have their time off plan.
11-07-2008 12:37 PM
gezsweet
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I think certain high tech companies are pretty good with vaca days. Amazon is pretty good with time off, but not as good as Europe. My PM is French. She's only been here for 7 months... and she didn't get the same time off as she did in France. A bit of an adjustment I would think.
heh, you're underestimating the size of the adjustment facing her. I mean, she's French and by default.. they're lazy. any time they're prodded to do a bit of real work they go on strike demanding better pay / conditions!
11-07-2008 11:28 AM
slimpanzee It would be hard going from 4 or 6 weeks of vaca days, to only 2, and in many cases 1 week. A few of my buddies don't even get a week!! They're workin' us to the BONE over here!!
11-07-2008 10:37 AM
PaoloSmythe my missus is proper miffed by the prospect of halving her annual leave allowance.... especially as she will want to visit la familia!

of course i try to explain, that we wouldn't need half as much vacation time anyways, seeing as the hills can be visited per weekend, as opposed to a week or two per year.

dedicate all of the holiday entitlement to visiting the old country! in the meantime... WOOT FOR THE WEEKEND!

she's not yet impressed! blargh!
11-07-2008 10:31 AM
slimpanzee
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It really depends on the company you work for, I essentially had 4 weeks off a year when I worked at Adobe, but two weeks is the standard.

The Euros definitely have it right, I work to live not live to work.
I think certain high tech companies are pretty good with vaca days. Amazon is pretty good with time off, but not as good as Europe. My PM is French. She's only been here for 7 months... and she didn't get the same time off as she did in France. A bit of an adjustment I would think.
11-07-2008 09:16 AM
Perpetual3am It really depends on the company you work for, I essentially had 4 weeks off a year when I worked at Adobe, but two weeks is the standard.

The Euros definitely have it right, I work to live not live to work.
11-07-2008 08:53 AM
baldylox
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I Actually voted for Bush in 2000 by the way!
Gasp!
11-07-2008 07:25 AM
PaoloSmythe
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Well, you could come to Seppoland and work your arse off for a full year to get 5 days of paid hollidays from your employer....

holy shit! you guys are raped at every turn!

when i worked for Le Phrench.... my basic to start was 20 days and for each year worked, i got an extra 2, for the first 5 years!
11-07-2008 07:08 AM
PaoloSmythe
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u better be!..haha (good one though...) I should add that the actual Canadian mentality is to take as many holidays and have as many excuses to take a day off as possible, eh.
well with most / all canuck employers giving only 10 days annual leave, such a mentality is entirely understandable!

it remains a concern for anyone looking to move to canuck from eurolandia, where the bare minimum annual leave is 20 days (plus national holidays and a fat xmas holiday!)
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