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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 07:54 PM

It's a shame it took a pandemic to give the American people a little rest.

We're the most overworked developed nation on the planet.

I'm not making light of the situation, BTW; neither the disease, nor the fact that not everyone is able to stay at home right now. (As a medical provider, I have a duty to keep going to work, but I've got a cough right now, so I'm home trying not to infect my patients).

Anyway, even a people as hard-working as the Germans understand the importance of work-life balance. They get 20-24 government-mandated paid holidays per year, paid sick leave, maternity/paternity leave, a mandatory weekend "quiet time", etc.

The fat-cat billionaires in the US see us only as disposable cogs in their money-making machines. Now that so many of us are on mandatory lock-down, they're begging the Federal government to make us go back to work, hang the deadly epidemic, just so their shares don't lose value.

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Reply It's a shame it took a pandemic to give the American people a little rest. (Original post)
Aristus Mar 25 OP
Bev54 Mar 25 #1
Greybnk48 Mar 25 #2
Pillow talk Mar 25 #3
Aristus Mar 25 #4
TEB Mar 25 #5
Aristus Mar 25 #7
ms liberty Mar 25 #6
matt819 Mar 25 #8

Response to Aristus (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 07:59 PM

1. Now put a plug in that orange turd

and give everyone a rest from him.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:02 PM

2. AND a shame that this well-earned rest is tied to so much anxiety

and stress. I hope the break from chronic working can be enjoyed by most.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:03 PM

3. ha!. I've been working my tail off bc of coronavirus. I'm one of those

Disposable folks. Makes no difference to me. I've got a job to do.

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Response to Pillow talk (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:06 PM

4. Stay healthy.

And get some rest when you can.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:12 PM

5. Get well

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Response to TEB (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:15 PM

7. Thanks!

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:15 PM

6. I agree. My department (accounting) is shorthanded

And I've been working OT for about 8 months now. I need a break, but not like this. Now we just closed today for at least two weeks bc of COVID19. I told someone today that yea, I needed a vacay, but I wanted it to be on a beach on the west coast of Florida in June, not stuck at my house in the middle of nowhere in March.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:55 PM

8. This is not a rest

Okay. Not going to the office. But the stress is definitely not restful.

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