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Would You Prefer More Time Off, or Higher Pay?
Give me more time off.    67%  [ 52 ]
Show me the money.    29%  [ 23 ]
Things are fine the way they are now.    4%  [ 3 ]

Total votes : 78

 Post subject: More Time Off, or a Raise?
Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 8:35 pm 
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We read and hear about studies that purport to show how a growing number of people would prefer more time off than they would more pay and responsibility at work, since along with the latter usually comes more time spent at work and higher stress levels.

More pay means means increases that are greater than the rate of inflation (i.e., constant dollars).

Assuming that you currently earn enough to maintain a comfortable lifestyle, would you prefer to make more money or have more time off?

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Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:37 am 
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Joined: Mon Jun 27, 2005 2:02 pm
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Location: Germany
Greetings Kirt,

In Europe where I am currently working there are 30 days per year, and this is excluding public holidays. Europe has been always known in its socialiastic work mentality.

Of course that the choice between money and days off is an individual choice, but I would say that extra days off if possible to choose can't be quantized by means of mental benefit one can get from them!

Best regards,

- IR

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Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:58 pm 

Joined: Wed Apr 05, 2006 7:50 am
Posts: 7
I'm more than ready for more time off. I'd be glad to just work 40 hour weeks again. I'd like to know who among you is an engineer and only works 40 hours? I'd love to work for your company for a few years!

Seriously, who do you work for as an engineer with only 40 hours per week?

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Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:53 am 

Joined: Mon Aug 04, 2003 10:13 am
Posts: 11
Earl wrote:
I'm more than ready for more time off. I'd be glad to just work 40 hour weeks again. I'd like to know who among you is an engineer and only works 40 hours? I'd love to work for your company for a few years!

Seriously, who do you work for as an engineer with only 40 hours per week?

Here - here man. After my last airline trip to NYC, I need lots of time off. God help us all.


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