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Posted: 9/9/2002 6:18:28 PM EDT
I was reading that patriotic left article and they guy referred to Americans as lazy, which is the U.S. apologist stance heard unendingly one Politicaly Incorrect. The U.S. does does not have 5 weeks mandatory vacation. The U.S. does not have "siestas". The majority of U.S. was built upon the "work ethic." The U.S. is the consistent leader in producing new technology. The U.S. economy props up the rest of the world for the most part. Sorry, this just pisses me off. Especially when it is done by our own people.
Link Posted: 9/9/2002 6:30:00 PM EDT
The liberals have a good theory going and you just have to go along and ruin it with facts. I don't get it either. We work hard enough to be the best place in the world to live, still have enough money left over to spend billions on drugs, and waste more resources every day than many countries produce in a year. Doesn't sound lazy to me.
Link Posted: 9/9/2002 6:37:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/9/2002 6:37:40 PM EDT
Why are we so lazy?? Oh I know why, just dont feel like telling you now ... maybe later.
Link Posted: 9/9/2002 6:39:42 PM EDT
Well you know if we got up off our lazy asses and start working 80 or 90 hr weeks, drink like hell from the time we got off work to the time we went back because of the stress and occasionally if some of us would just give up and fling ourselves from a 10th story window they'd stop saying that. When I saw a story on Japan a few years ago that was the norm.
Link Posted: 9/9/2002 6:51:53 PM EDT
I just woke up from another day of binge drinking, logged onto AR15.com and see this post. I don't consider myself lazy....hold on....[puke]....damn I hate hang overs!! Who was a beer? Any......what was the question again? Sgtar15
Link Posted: 9/9/2002 6:53:16 PM EDT
Beekeeper just reminded me about something. as an employer I seen it in my employees. They strolled into work whenever they damn well pleased BUT HAD TO LEAVE BY 5:00! never washed their service vehicles, Seen some of their workmanship...lousy!!! I even said to them, treat every customer's appliance like it was their own mothers... .. apparently they didnt like their mothers too much. I dont think it is much laziness as a lack of pride. its the ol' "I'll do what I went when I want but I better get my fucking check on time" And if you think it's getting better?? Look around at the idiots walking around with the pants down with their underwear and ass hanging out... yeah, thats pride. I may sound like an ol' timer and I'm 35, but when I worked for someone, I dressed repectable, I washed my vehicle every week (didnt get paid for that AND I used my own money to clean them), And if I was late to work (and didnt get the chance to call before I was late) first thing out of my mouth was an apology. If the trash cans in the office were full, it wasnt my job to empty them but I did it anyway. So are we lazy?? No, we just need a lesson in ethics. Here is a question directed at you. Didnt we kick the crap out of the Japanese and Germans in WW2?? So why are THEY doing better than us technologically and in the Automotive industry??
Link Posted: 9/9/2002 7:13:01 PM EDT
What pisses me off is that there are more and more lazy people in the US every day. Personally, I think it's due to the fact that we are discouraged from taking personal responsibility. With every election we become more socialist. The government keeps doing more and allowing us to do less. On the other hand, I think that Americans are a lot like the human race in the Lord of the Rings. They take a lot of crap from all the other races, but when the sky is falling, who does Middle Earth count on to come in and kick butt? They wouldn't invite a human over for dinner, but you can bet they'll beg him to come over when the SHTF.
Link Posted: 9/9/2002 7:37:40 PM EDT
I work with a lot of foreign grad students and a lot of them complain about how hard Americans work and how they want to move back to Europe where life is easier. But the Japanese and Chinese students work pretty hard. GunLvr
Link Posted: 9/9/2002 7:48:14 PM EDT
Could it be because we get paid more for the same job than in other countries?
Link Posted: 9/9/2002 8:02:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2002 8:04:07 PM EDT by mattja]
One normally hears this BS from 3rd worlders, not Europeans or Americans. These misinformed people (think south of the border) assume if you don't work your fingers to the bone 6 days a week, you are not working hard. They don't understand that the most productive individuals work with their minds, not their backs, and tend to put in more hours than laborers. And then there are some who are subject to propaganda and simply don't know better. They see films about labor unions and poorly constructed cars, and they assume every American works that way. Of course, we know this is clearly not the case. The Puritan work ethic is alive and well in America. Ask anyone whose tried to start a business.
Link Posted: 9/9/2002 8:25:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mattja: The Puritan work ethic is alive and well in America. Ask anyone whose tried to start a business.
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I dunno mattja--the people I know who manage other people usually have similar sentiments to what Dr. Fridge said--most people they hire turn out to be jokers who are always shirking their work and what not. How many times have we heard someone say, "It's so hard to find good help." Of course, the hard workers will be those people who start their own businesses, but then when they turn around and start hiring other people, they say that 90% of the people they interview/hire are just damn lazy. I hear this from the folks at work in charge of others and I hear it from other business owners that I know. -Nick Viejo.
Link Posted: 9/9/2002 8:41:53 PM EDT
Hold on I have your answer...let me put my beer down, turn off the TV and get my overweight ass off this lazy-boy.....nah...I'm too comfortable...
Link Posted: 9/9/2002 9:03:22 PM EDT
N_Viejo, it depends on the kind of business you own, the level of employee you're after, and how you motivate and compensate him. You may not get a lot of work out of the $6/hour guy, but you can get a hell of a lot of work out of the $75k/year guy who you promised 20,000 stock options.
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