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What aspects of American culture are often misunderstood?

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by David Baranyi, Sep 19, 2003.

  1. Garrett Lundy

    Garrett Lundy Well-Known Member

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    As for America's much shorter vacations:

    Both America and Japan seem to have very short vacations compared to Europe.

    My guesstimate: Poor economy is creating a larger unemployed class. The unemployeed class are probably college educated and technically experienced since we just came-off a large economic boom. (Japan's economic boom was a few years sooner).

    Thus, if you take long vacations, you get less done. Therefor employers will give your job to someone else if you decide to take a 10th of the year off (and a 10th of your total earning potential) and not work. Too many unemployed people that will work for less pay/vacation.
    Many european companies have to legally give you vacation time, America does not. I haven't had one in three years.[​IMG]
     

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