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Thank God It's Labor Day Weekend

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back2basicz
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Re: Holiday
back2basicz   9/11/2011 10:01:34 AM
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Tenacious,

Todays youngsters are famous for their poor knowledge of History and Geography.

Lets face it Why bother learning something when you can just "Google" it???[I know I would do the same if I grew up in these times;its just so much easier and why waste all that internal memory aka brainpower...]

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Ashish.

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Re: A reverse of long weekend
back2basicz   9/11/2011 9:57:38 AM
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Value Hiker,

This is one thought I like above all the rest that are posted on this blog.

To compete in a Globalized free-market world where everybody has to compete on equal terms everywhere;you need flexibility.It is above all else a much-much valued quality that nobody else talks about enough.

I hear and see lot of talk regularly about more Holidays as well as Protecting our own markets.Although I do agree that Free-markets mean reciprocal free-markets (which has not happened in China for instance);just closing off access to American markets to all imports(for instance) will just lead to a catastrophic global meltdown/depression unlike any we have ever seen so far in most of our lifetimes.

Flexibility is the one quality that should be desired above all else in most employees today.

Regards

Ashish.

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Re: Holiday
back2basicz   9/11/2011 9:50:28 AM
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Cat,


I am not sure you have seen productivity charts for US and Eurozone.

But its a fact that even after taking four-five weeks off productivity in the core Eurozone(France and Germany) is very much of the same levels as the United.States.

It clearly shows that after some point of time,productivity tapers off and tapers off dramatically.

Why is that the case?Maybe Humans are still very much attuned to agrarian cycles wherein their best production days have to be followed by longtime off doing very little.

Regards

Ashish.

back2basicz
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Re: And it reduces unemployment
back2basicz   9/10/2011 11:19:10 AM
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Predictable,

While we are at it why don't we cut salaries by 26% to go with extra holidays???

Anyways I personally think the concept of weekends has gone the way of the Tape player-Its outdated.

Thanks primarily to 24/7 mobile & globalizedinternet ;most employees have to respond to work when and where it comes.

Its the weekend today and I am working as if its a normal weekday.So we have to escape the outdated concept of weekends regardless of what the great Obama and his labor unions want us to do.

Regards

Ashish.

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Labor Day
impactnow   9/8/2011 11:11:27 AM
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Interesting discussion—maybe if we had more holidays like the Europeans Bank holidays mandatory work weeks and vacations we could finally boost employment?

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Re: Re : Thank God It's Labor Day Weekend
Broadway   9/7/2011 6:19:04 PM
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Us workers can believe that the holiday, and any holiday, is about remembering what matters in our lives. But I agree that the real reason behind days off at work is a capitalist dupe to keep us masses quiet and content and seemingly give meaning to our otherwise meaningless lives. After all, meaning only comes from wealth accumulation and delivering shareholder value.

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cat tail   9/7/2011 11:14:19 AM
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That's true, but the point is that even at the worst of times we have to make time to be human--to relax, to enjoy family and friends, to realize there is a point for the hard work we do the rest of our week.

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Re: And it reduces unemployment
Tenacious   9/7/2011 8:00:22 AM
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Genius. What office do you intend to run for?

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Re : Thank God It's Labor Day Weekend
yalanand   9/7/2011 3:42:19 AM
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I think people who are still unemployed  would love to go work and they would not care much about holidays. I have seen many people working even on weekends to impress their bosses.

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Re: Holiday
Heinrich Coup-de-Suite   9/7/2011 2:00:11 AM
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I think most capitalists agree that having a labor day in early September is infinitely better than celebrating the *other* labor day, that is, the May 1st socialist high holiday.  Think of it, why give your workers a day off when spring is in its fullest expression--they may never come back, and in turbulent times sometimes don't.  You let them have a barbecue when summer is winding down and winter is sure in coming.  In the agrarian sector that's the time when people are preparing to work their hardest.

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