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  1. #1 Where's the fault? 
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    I've been looking at this for a while now, and I can't seem to find a fault with it...

    "So you want a day off. Let's look at what you're asking for. There are 365 days per year available to work. There are 52 weeks in that year in which you already have 2 days off per week, leaving 261 days available to work. Since you spend 16 hours away from work each day, you have used up a further 170 days, leaving only 91 available. Say you take a 30 minute coffee break each day, which adds up to 23 days per year, leaving only 68 available.

    With a 1 hour lunch break each day, another 46 days are used, leaving only 22 days left. Approximately 2 days per year are spent on sick leave, leaving only 20 days. There are 5 bank holidays per year, reducing the working time down to 15 days. You are entitled to 14 days holiday per year, leaving only one day left to work, and I'll be damned if you're going to take that day off!"


    Thoughts?


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    It misuses the equivalence of time, and little else. 1day=24 hours=1440 minutes.

    compounding a "day off" to equal 24 hours is incorrect and invalid.

    The error occurs when the one making the equivocations accounts for the 16 hours off per day and subtracts it from the total number of days.

    Also, 1 hour per day compounded over a year gives days. multiplication by 3 for the third of a day accounted for in a day with a rounding step gives the 46 days quoted, and the same for the coffee break days. The whole of it is riddled with errors, really.


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    If you work 8 hours a day your job takes 10 hours. Because most people lose about 1 hour before and after work to get up and travel + settle down again after comming home.

    Also we use 1/3 of the day sleeping.

    And maybe 1 hour total on toilet, showering and eating.

    You also have to think about other responsibilities and stuff you dont WANT to do but HAVE to do, which wastes maybe 1 hour a day on average throughout the year or 3 if you are a family man.

    10+8+1+3=23

    Meaning you have 1 hour per day to do what you WANT to do which is 4%

    So stay the F**** away from me when i ask for ONE lousy day to do what i want for a change. Even if im not physically sick, a day off should count as mental recovery.
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