Sweden To Offer Employees Six Hour Working Day In Bid To Increase Productivity And Happiness

  • metta

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    Oct 02, 2015 7:57 AM GMT
    Sweden To Offer Employees Six Hour Working Day In Bid To Increase Productivity And Happiness


    https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/sweden-offer-employees-six-hour-103853070.html
  • Buddha

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    Oct 02, 2015 12:12 PM GMT
    6-hours-day is great... is what I'd imagine.

    I don't know why so many news sources claim that "Sweden" has 6-hours-days, when there are just a couple of employers who have tried this method. It's quite an exaggeration to say "many" when it's so few.

    Most companies still have 9-6
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    Oct 02, 2015 5:46 PM GMT
    The individual personal federal income tax rate minimum in Sweden is 31%.

    The individual personal federal and state income tax rate minimum in the USA is 0%.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_tax_rates
  • Sincityfan

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    Oct 02, 2015 6:27 PM GMT
    mx5guynj said
    The individual personal federal and state income tax rate minimum in the USA is 0%.


    It's called unemployment.

    Sweden requires employers to give their employees a minimum of 25 paid vacation days per year; while the united states requires.... 0.

    Wish I could work in the UK. Great weather and 20 days vacation.
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    Oct 03, 2015 7:15 AM GMT
    Sincityfan said
    mx5guynj said
    The individual personal federal and state income tax rate minimum in the USA is 0%.


    It's called unemployment.

    Sweden requires employers to give their employees a minimum of 25 paid vacation days per year; while the united states requires.... 0.

    Wish I could work in the UK. Great weather and 20 days vacation.

    UK and great weather, are you serious? Ask any British.
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    Oct 03, 2015 9:16 AM GMT
    __morphic__ said
    Wish I could work in the UK. Great weather and 20 days vacation.

    UK and great weather, are you serious? Ask any British.


    In general we have warm summers and cool winters. Our summers are cooler than those on the continent, but the winters are milder. The overall climate in England is called temperate maritime. This means that it is mild with temperatures not much lower than 0ºC in winter and not much higher than 32ºC in summer. I work outdoors a lot and, while Britain has a reputation for being rainy, I can count on the fingers of one hand the occasions I've got soaked in the last 4 years. The rain doesn't tend to persist like it does in, for example, the Pacific Northwest. I've lived, worked and traveled all over the world and still wouldn't want to live anywhere other than the UK.

    Oh, and I get 28 days annual leave (vacation), plus 8 public holidays, which isn't unusual here.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Oct 03, 2015 1:48 PM GMT
    Sincityfan said
    mx5guynj said
    The individual personal federal and state income tax rate minimum in the USA is 0%.


    It's called unemployment.

    Sweden requires employers to give their employees a minimum of 25 paid vacation days per year; while the united states requires.... 0.

    Wish I could work in the UK. Great weather and 20 days vacation.
    I wish that the United States would get its head out of its ass and lawfully require employers to grant a certain number of paid vacation days a year. The U.S. is becoming more like a third world oligarchy but yet Washington accuses other countries of human rights violations. Instead the U.S. should look in its own backyard before its politicians shoot their mouths off with human rights accusations. Talk about hypocrisy.
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    Oct 03, 2015 2:53 PM GMT
    A six hour work day would be great. I don't have the attention span for eight.
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    Oct 03, 2015 4:05 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 said
    __morphic__ said
    Wish I could work in the UK. Great weather and 20 days vacation.

    UK and great weather, are you serious? Ask any British.


    In general we have warm summers and cool winters. Our summers are cooler than those on the continent, but the winters are milder. The overall climate in England is called temperate maritime. This means that it is mild with temperatures not much lower than 0ºC in winter and not much higher than 32ºC in summer. I work outdoors a lot and, while Britain has a reputation for being rainy, I can count on the fingers of one hand the occasions I've got soaked in the last 4 years. The rain doesn't tend to persist like it does in, for example, the Pacific Northwest. I've lived, worked and traveled all over the world and still wouldn't want to live anywhere other than the UK.

    Oh, and I get 28 days annual leave (vacation), plus 8 public holidays, which isn't unusual here.

    All the British I have met complain about English weather. Especially, those I met in Spain.
  • Sincityfan

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    Oct 03, 2015 4:23 PM GMT
    __morphic__ said
    Ex_Mil8 said
    __morphic__ said
    Wish I could work in the UK. Great weather and 20 days vacation.

    UK and great weather, are you serious? Ask any British.


    In general we have warm summers and cool winters. Our summers are cooler than those on the continent, but the winters are milder. The overall climate in England is called temperate maritime. This means that it is mild with temperatures not much lower than 0ºC in winter and not much higher than 32ºC in summer. I work outdoors a lot and, while Britain has a reputation for being rainy, I can count on the fingers of one hand the occasions I've got soaked in the last 4 years. The rain doesn't tend to persist like it does in, for example, the Pacific Northwest. I've lived, worked and traveled all over the world and still wouldn't want to live anywhere other than the UK.

    Oh, and I get 28 days annual leave (vacation), plus 8 public holidays, which isn't unusual here.

    All the British I have met complain about English weather. Especially, those I met in Spain.


    Nope. That weather is perfect.

    28 is what is technically required by law...but I'm referring to consecutive days.

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    Oct 05, 2015 5:19 PM GMT
    http://qz.com/516017/sweden-is-not-the-tolerant-raceless-paradise-it-claims-to-be/
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    Oct 05, 2015 5:44 PM GMT
    Some federal and state government agencies in the US already offer significantly better work hours--they just don't want to admit it. For example, I know many government employees in my metro area who put it no more than 2 hours of productive work a day.