Hasan Al- Banna
Hasan Al- Banna

Why do so many European countries give so much more time off - sick days and vacation than the U.S. We work harder and harder each year and receive less and less

Janis Totham-Davies
Janis Totham-Davies

I am self employed and I do not get paid for sick days or if I take a holiday, it’s all on me to care for myself. Which is not so bad when you have a good husband to support you, but there is no way that I could afford to live in America on just my wage alone.

Janis Totham-Davies
Janis Totham-Davies

I never dreamed that America was so backward until I moved over here. I am a childcare provider and care for six week old babies on up, for hard working American Moms. I was absolutely stunned to find out that the maternity leave over here is only six weeks! Why wasn’t anything done about this years ago? It is quite cruel and ridiculous to expect a Mom to leave her baby for nine or ten hours a day six weeks after giving birth!

I used to think, and so did the rest of Britain, that America...

I never dreamed that America was so backward until I moved over here. I am a childcare provider and care for six week old babies on up, for hard working American Moms. I was absolutely stunned to find out that the maternity leave over here is only six weeks! Why wasn’t anything done about this years ago? It is quite cruel and ridiculous to expect a Mom to leave her baby for nine or ten hours a day six weeks after giving birth!

I used to think, and so did the rest of Britain, that America was so advanced but I have now put everyone in the UK straight on that. America is so far behind Europe that it is scary. I am just glad that I am a grandmother and my grown up children and grandchildren are in the UK. I would hate to be a young woman over here just starting a family with America’s outdated work, maternity leave, and health systems! Not to mention crazy work until you drop ethic, and don’t even think about retiring because you can’t afford too! As for America’s non-health care system or mishmash of hoop jumping everyone has to do to insure themselves to live, I won’t even go there!

America has lived too isolated for too long. Europe came into the 21st century decades ago so why is America so far behind? One reason that I can plainly see is that American's have demanded everything as cheap as possible for far too long. This has led to outsourcing and the lowering of standards from goods to services and everything else you can think of. America must learn to not be so cheap and pay a fair decent price, and that means gas too! No one has any business being in Afghanistan and we all know that no one should have gone to Iraq. We need all those men and woman home with their families now, as they should have been long ago.

Yes, yes, I can hear you all shout, but Britain and rest of Europe demand cheap goods and are buying nothing but junk from China too. Yes, for some daft reason Europe always seems to slowly follow in the USA's bad footsteps! But I hope to goodness that will end when people finally see what an utter mess America is in! We can all do so much better, now can't we? Life is for living, we only come by this earth but once and our time is so very short. So stop working and worrying yourselves to death and demand change from your government. You have an honest President for the first time in a very long time, so make good use of him and tell him sweeping changes are necessary now because American's are not going to carry on living like this!

Emad Assar
Emad Assar

I thought, the era of slavery has been over long ago; nevertheless, it seems that only has changed it's face and form !

Anonymous
Anonymous

Show you have a heart <3.... for children's sake :)

Cesar Paula
Cesar Paula

What's happening to the american dream?

Mieko Hopper
Mieko Hopper

Voice your opinions and rights to all the workers..

Xena Nicol
Xena Nicol

its ridiculous that the USA is one of the oecd countries but does not look after its peoples health. There are poorer countries that better look after their people. I thought the hippocratic oath was to look after its people regardless of their financial circumstances. Every country needs a universal health care system so that everyone has equal access to medical needs to assist them. Unfortunately the greedy medical lobbyist look after themselves. I count myself lucky living in a...

its ridiculous that the USA is one of the oecd countries but does not look after its peoples health. There are poorer countries that better look after their people. I thought the hippocratic oath was to look after its people regardless of their financial circumstances. Every country needs a universal health care system so that everyone has equal access to medical needs to assist them. Unfortunately the greedy medical lobbyist look after themselves. I count myself lucky living in a country that does provide universal health care. However our system too is flawed in that people living in rural and remote areas dont have the best access. People need to unit on this. Health is number one. If you dont have health then you cant perform to your best as a worker, carer etc. Come on everyone the more we the little people yell and make noise about this the greater the chance for the greedy politicians and lobbyist will have to listen. There thats my venting again about this.

Melynda Mall
Melynda Mall

I thought I was signing a petition to support paid time off for those that work an hourly wage and aren't paid for those hours. I'm confused at what I read with the exception of one post. I believe EVERYONE, man or woman, should have the right to sick days and be paid for them! If you think about it, another employee may have been the one to spread it around and so forth....if everyone that was sick stayed home until they were no longer contagious, the entire world would be a much...

I thought I was signing a petition to support paid time off for those that work an hourly wage and aren't paid for those hours. I'm confused at what I read with the exception of one post. I believe EVERYONE, man or woman, should have the right to sick days and be paid for them! If you think about it, another employee may have been the one to spread it around and so forth....if everyone that was sick stayed home until they were no longer contagious, the entire world would be a much healthier place. Until people grasp that concept it will never happen! Here's to hopin'!

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