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    Hi guy's

    just been browsing the jobs section which mentioned the vacation days as

    1 week (5 days) rising to 2 weeks(10 days) after 5 years

    We in the UK get somewhere around 25 days from the first year

    No wonder 30% of Americans don't bother with passports !!

    Cheers

    richard

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    Originally posted by barty
    Hi guy's

    just been browsing the jobs section which mentioned the vacation days as

    1 week (5 days) rising to 2 weeks(10 days) after 5 years

    We in the UK get somewhere around 25 days from the first year

    No wonder 30% of Americans don't bother with passports !!

    Cheers

    richard

    I can beat that......365 days most years...every now & then 366 days lol

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    Frown

    Originally posted by barty
    Hi guy's

    We in the UK get somewhere around 25 days from the first year

    I've barely had that many UNPAID days off in the last year. Of course, when you're livin the dream one day at a time, what do ya expect?
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    I remember George Harrison's Taxman
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    what country put a 12 men on the moon?

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    Talking

    Originally posted by 2cold4u
    what country put a 12 men on the moon?

    The last man on the moon was 1972 IE 34 years ago!!..Talk about living off past glories!!



    Found some stuf on the net but it's from 2003 (IE 3 years ago which is 31 years less out of date than the 'man on the moon' post ;-))

    The table below outlines minimum paid vacation mandates for full time workers who have worked for one year in various countries:

    Country Vacation Time

    Argentina 14 calendar days
    Australia No national law, but 4 weeks is standard
    Belgium 20 days, premium pay
    Bulgaria 20 business days
    Canada At least 2 weeks, determined by provincial law
    Chile 15 working days
    China 0
    Czech Republic 4 weeks
    France 5 weeks
    Germany 4 weeks
    Hong Kong 7 days
    Hungary 20 work days
    Ireland 4 weeks
    Israel 14 days
    Italy Mandated vacation, length determined by employment contract
    Japan 10 days paid time off (includes other leave time)
    Mexico 6 days
    Northern Mariana Islands 0
    Poland 18 working days
    Puerto Rico 15 days
    Saudi Arabia 15 days
    Singapore 7 days
    South Africa 21 consecutive days
    South Korea 10 working days
    Spain 30 calendar days
    Sweden 5 weeks
    Taiwan 7 days
    The Netherlands 4 weeks
    Turkey 12 work days
    UK No national law, implementing EC directive (4 weeks annual leave)
    Ukraine 24 calendar days
    US No national requirement. Some public employee requirements.
    Venezuela 15 paid days


    Put's you right up there with 'Northern Mariana Islands' (who they??)and China




    Cheers

    Richard

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    yep your right ...... but who is the unlucky sucker living in England and not the USA..... THAT WOULD BE YOU. Not picking on you but thats just the facts. lol So any more complaints about the USA..... if so get in line with FRANCE, Their always *****ing about something about the USA.

    Oh and by the way why are you looking at a job section for here lol.....never mind we know the answer to that , dont we.

    [Edited by dec on 01-25-2006 at 12:04 PM]

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    I'm in the US and I get 10 days vacation/5 sick days/3personal days/11 paid plus 1 flooting holiday. for a total of 30 days of with pay.

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    Originally posted by barty
    Hi guy's

    just been browsing the jobs section which mentioned the vacation days as

    1 week (5 days) rising to 2 weeks(10 days) after 5 years

    We in the UK get somewhere around 25 days from the first year

    No wonder 30% of Americans don't bother with passports !!

    Cheers

    richard

    Ok I saw what you said and I see the feed back on the paid time off issue. No gripes about the pay scale? So actually we offer to first year employees 5 vacation days,6 holidays,2 sick days,and 2 bereavement days. So to sweaten the pot some if we add 3 personal days, another sick day, another bereavement day and after 4 years 10 vacation days. Considering our pay scale would that be enough sugar on top for you? Is there anything else that we can do for you? Just let me know.

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    Ok I saw what you said and I see the feed back on the paid time off issue. No gripes about the pay scale?


    Pay is all relative so it would mean little to me if it was $16 or $60 ....



    So actually we offer to first year employees 5 vacation days,6 holidays,2 sick days,and 2 bereavement days. So to sweaten the pot some if we add 3 personal days, another sick day, another bereavement day and after 4 years 10 vacation days. Considering our pay scale would that be enough sugar on top for you? Is there anything else that we can do for you? Just let me know.


    I haven't got a clue who you are let alone if what you offer is good bad or indifferent.

    All I know is that in 2006 5 days vacation for a skilled engineer is S.H.I.T.E full stop, period.

    Now if work is so tight or you just want to stick your head up your 'you know what' then turn it into an anti American thread....

    It's so narrow minded this "hey someone is attacking 5 days vacation - get im boys.."

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    A proficient working knowledge of HVACR required. Must have excellent communication and soft skills. Must coordinate with others,manage time, work with sense of urgency,prioritize and reprioritize when necessary. Residential to restaurants,Air conditioners to food steamers, Service agreements to emergency service

    Pay scale 16-26.00 based on abilities and NATE certifications.Double time over 50

    Company van and tools,6 paid holidays,matching 401k,on call rotation 5-6 weeks

    Year end bonus calculated from gross sales!!

    After 1 year paid group medical, 1 weeks vacation, After 5 years 2 weeks vacation

    Family oriented company, flexible work hours
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    Family oriented company my arse !!


    Cheers

    Richard

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    Ok Barty
    So I was fishing earlier and I caught a big one! A skilled engineer from the UK. Well I dont know how business, taxes, benefits,and pay scale goes over there but here in Florida for a skilled HVACR Mechanic,not a skilled Engineer, working for a small company, thats a great package to start. After that show me what you can do. We are increasing our vacation and paid time off because thats the feed back Im getting, not just from you. Thats reasonable,the bigger you get the easier it is for men to take time off, including me I hope. Im here to make an offer, learn and improve, not to get beat up and put down.
    You know who I am because I posted the job ad you been knocking.
    So tell us about the benefits, bonuses,and pay scale in the UK so we'll know how bad were suffering in the Good Ol USA.

    Long live the Queen!!

    Cheers yourself

    [Edited by oneacman on 01-27-2006 at 06:38 AM]

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    Barty, got one for you, I'm self employed and can do what the hell I want.

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    Originally posted by oneacman
    Ok Barty
    So I was fishing earlier and I caught a big one! A skilled engineer from the UK. Well I dont know how business, taxes, benefits,and pay scale goes over there but here in Florida for a skilled HVACR Mechanic,not a skilled Engineer, working for a small company, thats a great package to start. After that show me what you can do. We are increasing our vacation and paid time off because thats the feed back Im getting, not just from you. Thats reasonable,the bigger you get the easier it is for men to take time off, including me I hope. Im here to make an offer, learn and improve, not to get beat up and put down.
    You know who I am because I posted the job ad you been knocking.
    So tell us about the benefits, bonuses,and pay scale in the UK so we'll know how bad were suffering in the Good Ol USA.

    Long live the Queen!!

    Cheers yourself

    [Edited by oneacman on 01-27-2006 at 06:38 AM]

    I love Florida and would have willingly lived there esp the Gulf coast or Keys. My uncle lived for many years in palm Harbour and my dad would spend 6 months in St Pete's up till he died so this isn't and anti American thread.


    However as I'm quite dumb I didn't know it was you/your job and I understand the pressures companies are under (being an owner myself) so I'm sorry if I offended you personally.(the rest can stick it ;-)

    UK guy's are on somewhere between 8-14 ph + bits (phone car/van uniforms 20 to 25 paid holidays + bank holidays etc phone, some have private med -most don't

    This is pretty much the whole of the UK. London is slightly higher but the cost of living outweighs that by far.

    The world over there is a shortage of good skilled guys and because it's difficult to charge a decent rate pay reflects this..It's a vicious circle

    Tell me ,what's the difference in your eyes between a mechanic and an engineer in this respect?

    Cheers

    Richard


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