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22 August 2007 @ 08:45 am
Yes, Thanks America. No, Really.  

From The New York Times, August 1, 2007
Current Music: Lollipop Lust Kill - Like A Disease
cobie on August 22nd, 2007 04:36 pm (UTC)
in japan, the government mandated week off (golden week) is an interesting phenomenon as the entire country more or less closes down.

and in other news, fuckin' lazy french!
Francis of Garden Cityjariket on August 22nd, 2007 04:44 pm (UTC)
That makes my heart hurt.
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God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on August 22nd, 2007 06:20 pm (UTC)
Lots of places have the "you've got to use your vacation time because it doesn't roll over"...but none of them have any actual mandated days off. Hell, most companies I've worked for with a "no rollover" vacation day policy still make you feel like an ass for taking it. Because, after all, you taking a week of vacation and coming back with a good attitude isn't HALF as productive as you staying there, grinding, hating life, and planning how to set the building on fire.
I like living in interesting timesdaddygod on August 22nd, 2007 06:27 pm (UTC)
I just want my stapler back..
My Life As A Military Wife & Motherbabyinga on August 24th, 2007 04:40 am (UTC)
It's called "Use Or Lose" and you can't have more than 60 days at any given time. But there is an option to sell back leave which can net some decent money. I think that is only available for re-enlisting and retirement though. I don't remember. My hubby is in the Air Force and he is good about not getting over the 60 days. He takes at least a week or two off here and there. He never lets it get below 40 though because we live so far from "home" and need the time built up for when my dad dies.

Sorry about the long winded comment!
Exhalations into the Etherdragon_smoke on August 22nd, 2007 05:53 pm (UTC)
I feel sick now. I need to take a day off.
Rowennalapis_lunamoth on August 22nd, 2007 06:20 pm (UTC)
Doesn't it just make you want to vomit?
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on August 22nd, 2007 06:21 pm (UTC)
I get that reaction from the American governmental and political system every day.
Rowennalapis_lunamoth on August 22nd, 2007 06:36 pm (UTC)
Me too. Maybe I should go see a doctor and get it diagnosed as a debilitating illness so I can go on Social Security...
Blediffe Cannelldariens_haircut on August 22nd, 2007 08:05 pm (UTC)
While it exists.
daisydeadpetals: how cheekyadrenalinegirl on August 22nd, 2007 09:39 pm (UTC)
i knew there was a reason i moved to london. don't get me wrong, i love being an american, i just love doing it someplace else :)
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Roll: Archmage Drinkingarchmage on August 22nd, 2007 09:44 pm (UTC)
Amen to that. How's life treating you over there?
No Time For Love, Dr. Jones: are you serious?polarbear on August 23rd, 2007 04:24 pm (UTC)
I know you like the creatures, so check this out. Download either one of the art books, and check out all the illustrations. Enjoy.
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on August 23rd, 2007 04:56 pm (UTC)
Bioshock definitely looks like a good play, and the art department had fun. Thanks for the link!