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Not to mention lower wages, 50% (and up!) taxes, lower productivity, poor
(socialized) health care...

I know...I have relatives in the UK.


David L. Fisher, SE, PE
Senior Principal
Fisher+Horos Structural Engineers
372 West Ontario
Chicago, IL 60610
USA

312.573.1701
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-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Polhemus [mailto:bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc]
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2001 3:33 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: Vacation - Company Policy

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Zatloukal, Brian J. [mailto:ZatloukalBJ(--nospam--at)bv.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2001 2:52 PM
> To: 'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'
> Subject: RE: Vacation - Company Policy
>
> I turn your attention to Europe, the standard
> is about 6 weeks,...

Of course, the standard for Europe is also socialism. The standard for
Europe is extreme inflation in comparison with the U.S., and a great gap
between "haves" and "have-nots". The standard for Europe is relatively high
unemployment, with lots of folks on the dole.

In short, the standard for Europe is a failure, which is why despite so much
enthusiasm on the part of so many politicians in this country, we still
haven't managed to make the leap into the "European standard."

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for your attempts to negotiate more time off if
that's what you want. I just think holding up the "standard of Europe" is a
dead end.

William L. Polhemus, Jr., P.E.
Polhemus Engineering Company
Katy, Texas
Phone 281-492-2251
Fax 281-492-8203


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