He should talk – we cats are always on holiday!
That´s true Sir Winston, but I thought that humans had made so many rules and that one of them stipulated that humans HAVE to go to work. It seems that the humans in our neck of the woods are also, always on holiday. Don´t they like abiding by their rules?
Sadly, many humans do not enjoy going to work. Work can be quite pleasurable but many (European) humans don´t seem to like working. I suppose they feel over-worked, underpaid and deprived of time-off.
That´s rather sad daddy. I believe that humans have to go to work for approximately 40 or so years before they are allowed to stop working. That´s a very long time – especially if you don´t like working.
Which is where all the dissatisfaction comes in. Many modern European individuals still want to ignore the fact that the majority of us will thankfully, live much longer than in times past and that the present retiring age MUST BE extended if we all wish to continue enjoying our comfortable social systems.
Obviously, most modern individuals will disagree with my above statement and will want to blindly, carry on as though everything is still all hunky-dory.
The 2013 Vacation Deprivation Study from Expedia and Harris Interactive paints quite an ugly picture as regards what European individuals feel about their vacation time and reality. By the way, here is a link to the survey.
For example, most Europeans, especially from countries such as France, Germany, Italy and Spain, feel that they are the most vacation-deprived than anybody else. However, when reading the survey one will find that in actual fact, European countries have more vacation time than any other country in the world.
France has a whopping 30 days a year vacation with 90% of the French believing that they do not have enough holiday.
The US worker receives 14 days a year (and will take 10) and a South Korean receives 10 days a year (and will take 7)
Absolutely true Sir Winston and indeed, there is nothing wrong with taking a lot of holiday. The problem seems to be that the majority of Europeans believe that they are “deprived” when in actual fact, and compared to the rest of the world, we Europeans are very well off.
I just get tired of hearing everyone (Europeans) moaning and complaining about how bad they feel they are treated in the workplace. Obviously, the workplace cannot always be perfect and unfortunately, there are those who suffer, but we Europeans are still quite priviliged to be able to have so much holiday, get paid when we are sick and have a generous sprinkling of Bank holidays into the bargain. The continual stance of always wanting to get paid as much as possible will also bring about negative tendencies of possibly. having to work more for ones extra salary.
Modern individuals love playing the role of “victim of society”.
According to the study, you´ve all got a lot of time coming up. When you´ve finished celebrating this Jesus guys birthday, perhaps you could find time to read the survey and then be thankful for what you already have.
Enjoy, and please European humans – relax a little ! 🙂