From: JohnT on 22 Jul 2006 15:39
"Mxsmanic" <mxsmanic(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
> JohnT writes:
>> That happened to you?
So, yet again you don't know what you are talking about.
From: dgs on 22 Jul 2006 16:20
Stephen Dailey wrote:
> Every employer I've worked for has offered 4 weeks of vacation after a
> specified period of employment. I've never been with one employer long
> enough to earn 4 weeks, though.
You've just touched on a significant difference between American and
(many) European policies regarding vacation/holiday leave. Yanks might
accrue 4 weeks of leave at a given employer, but once they change
employers - a not uncommon occurrence - the meter gets set back to 2
weeks, because the new employer is not obliged to honor the former
employer's vacation/holiday leave policy.
In Europe, vacation/holiday leave is more tied to the worker. If you
quit one company to change jobs to a new employer, and you had four
weeks of vacation/holiday accrued, no big deal; you'll still have four
weeks at the new employer - or even five or six weeks.
From: Dave Frightens Me on 22 Jul 2006 16:27
On Sat, 22 Jul 2006 21:17:40 +0200, Mxsmanic <mxsmanic(a)gmail.com>
>Dave Frightens Me writes:
>> No building produces heat.
>All buildings produce heat, from lights, office machines, the people
>inside, and so on.
The buiding produces nothing. Everything else can be controlled.
>> You left. That suggests you didn't learn a thing.
>On the contrary, I learned that a hellhole with air conditioning is
>still a hellhole, and I decided to move somewhere where I don't have
>to spend nine months of the year indoors.
I think you spend that much now indoors anyway.
DFM - http://www.deepfriedmars.com
From: dgs on 22 Jul 2006 16:42
> "Mxsmanic" <mxsmanic(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
>>[...] in today's world, one's job is likely to be eliminated or
>>outsourced long before one reaches the necessary level of seniority.
> That happened to you? And you are not clever or resourceful enough to
> respond positively to the situation?
He's only clever or resourceful enough to edit your post in such a way
as to provide a terse one-word reply to the first question, while
completely ignorning the second question.
From: BB on 22 Jul 2006 17:04
On Sat, 22 Jul 2006 13:20:50 -0700, dgs wrote:
> Yanks might
> accrue 4 weeks of leave at a given employer, but once they change
> employers - a not uncommon occurrence - the meter gets set back to 2
> weeks, because the new employer is not obliged to honor the former
> employer's vacation/holiday leave policy.
It is typically 'reset', but usually to 3 or 4 weeks unless the job is
low-skilled & low-paying. I've never had only 2 weeks.
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