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Old 15th January 2012, 11:36 PM
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Default Holidays - Crikey!

Strikes me that people are totally switched off and wonder why they aren't doing so well.
It's now January 15th and everywhere is like a ghost town, every business, every site, every shop, every road.
Is it me, or are people just taking longer and longer for holidays when they are struggling.
In the USA, people were back at work on Jan 2nd and some even earlier.
How can people afford such luxury?
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Old 16th January 2012, 01:28 AM
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Maybe because unlike the USA our average adult wage is higher than $10 an hour.
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Old 16th January 2012, 09:30 AM
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There would hardly be a person in this country struggling Chrome.
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Old 16th January 2012, 09:33 AM
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Or it may be because it is Winter in USA and summer vacation is in JULY.

Unfortunately for whatever reason, we choose not to stop and smell the roses.
Possibly this trait is brought on by the stress and anxiety that gambling brings.
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Old 16th January 2012, 09:37 AM
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There would hardly be a person in this country struggling Chrome.


Unless your definition of struggling refers to how the 3rd world countries live , then perhaps that is a little harsh.
Many people trying to buy a home would surely qualify as struggling.
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Old 16th January 2012, 02:17 PM
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For what it's worth, that minimum wage is absolute minimum, most americans are on a par with us after you convert the dollar and take into account how much less they pay for food and goods and services.
You can fill a trolley with food including meat for under $100 there.

According to the average aussie, they are struggling even with two income families. As pointed out, we are not starving and living in poor conditions, but most aussies are one wage away from bankruptcy.
Financial services were astounded when they actually surveyed people, don't buy government figures ever, they are distorted to paint a rosy picture.
The survey found that most aussies are spending less, struggling to pay the mortgage, are in credit card debt up to their eyeballs and are one pay away from bankruptcy.

Of course, there are the filthy rich who are getting richer and the poorest of the poor who can't get any poorer. But the average aussie is complaining about making ends meet and taking three weeks to a month off to avoid reality.

The point I'm making is that I realise that everyone needs a ************ good holiday to de stress, but nearly a month is not good work ethic.
I can't think of another country anywhere in the world which takes more time off.

If one can afford it fine, but some people are making things worse for themselves as the stress is elevated when they get back to work and have to face all that credit card debt.

For my own health, I need time off regularly, but make sure it is always off peak and in short duration.
I simply couldn't afford to take a month off plus Public Holidays, but that's just me.
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Old 18th January 2012, 08:39 PM
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Germany has more annual leave than us, and their economy is one of the strongest in the world.
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Old 20th January 2012, 04:44 PM
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I hear from Bill Shorten on the radio this morning that Australians work more hours per annum than most other developed countries.

Less work, more life is a good thing.
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Old 20th January 2012, 05:07 PM
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Yeah.And the stupid non union members are doing it for nothing.
I never thought Australians were over endowed with brains but that is ridiculous,
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ps I,m Australian but doesnt alter the fact.
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Old 20th January 2012, 05:13 PM
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its not fair to class non union workers as stupid.
And also , New Zealand people aren't Australians , even though they spend most of their life in this country.
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