Why We Should All Move To Germany....

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center

 

 

Did you know that the average work week in Germany is only 26 hours? 

Here in the US, the average work week is 34.6 hours (I would have thought it'd be higher).  And, South Koreans work an average of 43.6 hours each week!

 

A few other odds and ends:

--28 percent of US workers are on the job at 7am

--15 percent of US workers are on the job at 7pm

--56 percent of Americans who fail to take all their vacation days

--4 in 10 employees do not take a lunch break (55 percent take a half hour or less)

--850,000 dollars is the amount that unscheduled sick and personal days cost a typical large US company each year

 

So, I guess we should move to Germany and also stop calling in sick!!

 

 

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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
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I could handle 28 hours a week of work...more golf, more life!

May 27, 2009 12:43 AM #1
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I agree Gary....ahhhhh, what I would do with all that time off!

May 27, 2009 12:56 AM #2
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Norma Brandsberg
Marks Realty Co. Inc., Lynchburg, VA, 540-586-9496 - Forest, VA

I have a daughter who lives in Germany with her husband and they definitely don't work 28.5 hours a week. I wonder if all the out of work workers are factored in or they count their 6 weeks of vacation.

May 27, 2009 01:22 AM #3
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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Norma, good point....I am not sure!  I had 6 wks of vacation in my previous job...ahhhh

May 27, 2009 01:25 AM #4
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Sharon Lee
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Hello Kristen-Love the flag. I will take the 6 wk paid vacation, work 28 hrs a week, get paid more and have MORE FUN!!!! <SMILE>

May 27, 2009 01:27 AM #5
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Betina Foreman
WJK Realty - Austin, TX
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Dear Kristin,

Me and my dogs are already packed. So do you want to be room-mates in Germany?

;)

 

May 27, 2009 01:28 AM #6
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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Exactly Sharon...we will both go!

May 27, 2009 01:29 AM #7
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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You bet Betina!  Sounds like a plan to me!

May 27, 2009 01:29 AM #8
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Jim & Maria Hart
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Hey, Kristin. I am all for working less hours. Where do I sign up? Jim

May 27, 2009 03:24 AM #9
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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Jim, you and I both!! Off we go abroad I guess!

May 27, 2009 03:40 AM #10
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Chris Fisher
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I'm not doing very well.  My average work week is 55 hours, and I rarely take a lunch.  It's good I love my job, I guess.

May 27, 2009 06:31 AM #11
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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Chris, it is good that you love  your job!  you are lucky!

May 27, 2009 06:37 AM #12
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Craig Rutman
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Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

I'll meet you over there for Octoberfest!

Since we won't have to work much, we'll have plenty of time to enjoy the festivities!!!

May 27, 2009 08:04 AM #13
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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Craig, I am so there!   We have been planning a trip to Munich and the surrounding area, but never got the chance to go yet....that is our next big trip though :-)

May 27, 2009 08:18 AM #14
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Toula Rosebrock
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Hi Kristin:

To work only 26 hours a week!

That WOULD be a dream....

May 27, 2009 02:19 PM #15
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I,as well, knew/know someone from Germany..and it isn't all peaches and cream...although they do get alot of vacation time,their tax rate is outrageous...kinda like ours is gonna be one day to pay off a certain $1 trillion stimulus package

May 27, 2009 11:45 PM #16
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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Toula...yes it would be!  :-)

May 28, 2009 12:42 AM #17
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BLR guy....I understand what you are saying....I still would always want to live here, just looking at the work hour bit here :-)

May 28, 2009 12:42 AM #18
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Andrew Haslett
Van Warren Home Inspections, NAHI CRI - Fort Knox, KY
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Kristin, interesting topic for a blog. Now why didn't I think of that?

Kiwis (New Zealanders -- not the fruit) have a nice set-up, too. Christmas is summertime there, and the county essentially shuts down for about 3 weeks from just before Christmas until after the new year.

May 28, 2009 04:46 PM #19
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That sounds heavanly too Andrew!!

May 29, 2009 02:03 AM #20
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