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There’s some lovely filth down here!

Postby kalm » Sun May 06, 2018 8:23 pm

Do we work too much? Are we modern day peasants?

Economic crises give austerity-minded politicians excuses to talk of decreasing time off, increasing the retirement age and cutting into social insurance programs and safety nets that were supposed to allow us a fate better than working until we drop. In Europe, where workers average 25 to 30 days off per year, politicians like French President Francois Hollande and former Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras have sent signals that the culture of longer vacations is coming to an end.

But the belief that shorter vacations bring economic gains doesn't appear to add up.

According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) the Greeks, who face a horrible economy, work more hours than any other Europeans. In Germany, an economic powerhouse, workers rank second to last in number of hours worked. Despite more time off, German workers are the eighth most productive in Europe, while the long-toiling Greeks rank 24 out of 25 in productivity

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Postby Ivytalk » Mon May 07, 2018 3:32 am

You’re just hanging on to an outdated imperialist dogma which perpetuates the economic and social differences in our society! :nod:

That said, I wonder what the Germans’ secret is.
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Re: There’s some lovely filth down here!

Postby kalm » Mon May 07, 2018 4:25 am

Ivytalk wrote:You’re just hanging on to an outdated imperialist dogma which perpetuates the economic and social differences in our society! :nod:

That said, I wonder what the Germans’ secret is.


There you go bringing class into it again....
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Re: There’s some lovely filth down here!

Postby CAA Flagship » Mon May 07, 2018 5:28 am

The Greeks. :rofl: :rofl:

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Re: There’s some lovely filth down here!

Postby kalm » Mon May 07, 2018 5:36 am

CAA Flagship wrote:The Greeks. :rofl: :rofl:


Pretty much Italy but with less fascisti. :coffee:
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Re: There’s some lovely filth down here!

Postby CAA Flagship » Mon May 07, 2018 6:09 am

kalm wrote:
CAA Flagship wrote:The Greeks. :rofl: :rofl:


Pretty much Italy but with shittier food. :coffee:

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Postby Ibanez » Mon May 07, 2018 6:35 am

CAA Flagship wrote:
kalm wrote:
Pretty much Italy but with shittier food. :coffee:

:nod:

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Postby ∞∞∞ » Mon May 07, 2018 6:52 am

Ivytalk wrote:That said, I wonder what the Germans’ secret is.

They probably don't spend their work time on sports message boards. :thumb:

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Postby andy7171 » Mon May 07, 2018 7:09 am

Ivytalk wrote:You’re just hanging on to an outdated imperialist dogma which perpetuates the economic and social differences in our society! :nod:

That said, I wonder what the Germans’ secret is.

Arian heritage.
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Postby CAA Flagship » Mon May 07, 2018 9:25 am

∞∞∞ wrote:
Ivytalk wrote:That said, I wonder what the Germans’ secret is.

They probably don't spend their work time on sports message boards. :thumb:

Only 1 sport to talk about. :coffee:

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Re: There’s some lovely filth down here!

Postby BlueHen86 » Mon May 07, 2018 9:25 am

kalm wrote:
Ivytalk wrote:You’re just hanging on to an outdated imperialist dogma which perpetuates the economic and social differences in our society! :nod:

That said, I wonder what the Germans’ secret is.


There you go bringing class into it again....


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Re: There’s some lovely filth down here!

Postby Winterborn » Mon May 07, 2018 9:28 am

andy7171 wrote:
Ivytalk wrote:You’re just hanging on to an outdated imperialist dogma which perpetuates the economic and social differences in our society! :nod:

That said, I wonder what the Germans’ secret is.

Arian heritage.



:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

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Re: There’s some lovely filth down here!

Postby BDKJMU » Mon May 07, 2018 9:47 am

andy7171 wrote:
Ivytalk wrote:You’re just hanging on to an outdated imperialist dogma which perpetuates the economic and social differences in our society! :nod:

That said, I wonder what the Germans’ secret is.

Arian heritage.

:suspicious: Aria is a region in Afghanistan. The only Germans with Afghan heritage are recent arrivals. Germans success has nothing to do with that.
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Re: There’s some lovely filth down here!

Postby Ibanez » Mon May 07, 2018 9:49 am

BDKJMU wrote:
andy7171 wrote:Arian heritage.

:suspicious: Aria is a region in Afghanistan. The only Germans with Afghan heritage are recent arrivals. Germans success has nothing to do with that.

:roll: We all know he meant Aryan.
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Re: There’s some lovely filth down here!

Postby BDKJMU » Mon May 07, 2018 9:51 am

Ibanez wrote:
BDKJMU wrote: :suspicious: Aria is a region in Afghanistan. The only Germans with Afghan heritage are recent arrivals. Germans success has nothing to do with that.

:roll: We all know he meant Aryan.

I know. I was being a smartass.
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Postby andy7171 » Mon May 07, 2018 11:27 am

BDKJMU wrote:
Ibanez wrote: :roll: We all know he meant Aryan.

I know. I trying to be a smartass.

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Postby Silenoz » Mon May 07, 2018 12:16 pm

Ivytalk wrote:You’re just hanging on to an outdated imperialist dogma which perpetuates the economic and social differences in our society! :nod:

That said, I wonder what the Germans’ secret is.

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Re: There’s some lovely filth down here!

Postby kalm » Mon May 07, 2018 3:28 pm

andy7171 wrote:
BDKJMU wrote:I know. I trying to be a smartass.

FIFY


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Re: There’s some lovely filth down here!

Postby Chizzang » Tue May 08, 2018 2:57 pm

I'm in Italy about 10 days a year or more
and I've never seen people "do less" than a bunch of co-worker Italians
and then they go on strike... actually hilarious to watch

And then the Scots have a very organized 35 days off a year and are extremely process driven
and they have a great little country of very happy people

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Postby JohnStOnge » Tue May 08, 2018 4:42 pm

OOOHHHH. NOW I get it! We've posted it before but it never disappoints:

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