I can dig that... I am picking up an extra week this year to bring me to 5 weeks. That took me 11 years.Robert1950 said:Europeans take a minmum of 6 weeks of vacation a year, not including stat holidays. Cdns take 24 days. Americans take 20. Not difference in productivity. Somethings wrong. I had to work two jobs for four years. What's with this friggin' continent???????????
GuitarsCanada said:I can dig that... I am picking up an extra week this year to bring me to 5 weeks. That took me 11 years.
But for most of the first several summer, your principal sends you off to summer school for this and than. Then you spend several weeks revising your lesson plans that got buggered up year before, 'cause you're still too green.. Or there are major changes in curriculum and you go for more summer upgrading...........................Crossroads said:unless of course you teach school
I think that's really what matter's. If you love your job, its not really a job, it's likea hobby that you get paid to do.ajcoholic said:I am a self emplyed cabinetmaker/furniture builder. I work 50 to 70 hours a week (most of the time 50 to 60 hrs) and I havent taken a full week holiday since the summer of 1998.
I am not complaining, I love my job. I could take time off but I feel guilty and since we are generally very busy I feel I can wait untill things slow down to take off time...
When I was a kid I thought my dad was a workaholic and he was crazy. Said I would be smart and get a "cushy" job that I could work 9-5 and take weekends and nights off and summer holidays. Now I realise that my dad also loved his job (he did the same thing...) and when work is totally enjoyable you dont mind it.
When I feel a little burnt out, I slow it up a little. But I dont want or need 2 or 3 or more weeks off - I dont think I would know what to do with myself! I get antsy after a 3 day weekend...