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joregan at gmail.com
Fri Dec 9 06:31:39 MSK 2005
On 12/9/05, Ramon van Alteren <ramon at vanalteren.nl> wrote:
> On 9 Dec , 2005, at 12:22 AM, Benjamin A. Okopnik wrote:
> >> But heh, worked for an US based startup with techcenter in Europe for
> >> the past 6 months. If there's one thing I learned, it's that european
> >> working circumstances / laws are NOT comparable to US ones. Very
> >> different culture. Heck working circumstances within Europe are not
> >> at all comparable either.
> > Do you have an opinion on which you prefer, and why? I ask because
> > it's
> > likely to matter to me, sometime in the near future.
> Phew difficult question partly because I lack the experience.
> I can see good and bad sides to both of them. Apart from that you
> have to realise that I am aware of the employment laws in Holland,
> Germany, Greece and UK and they differ immensely
> This is most likely true for most other countries in Europe too.
> In general I'd say I have a preference for the employment law/
> situation in Europe because it seems to put the well-being of the
> workers first instead of the "money to be made", contract-details and
> legalese and what have you not.
Sure; most European countries are basically "socialist democracies":
the early trade unions spawned political parties. The Labour Party in
Britain was a prime example, until they became New Tories^WLabour.
> That being said the same objective is often frustrated by the immense
> bureaucracy which seems to ooze into anything european more and more.
Heh. Just remember that Kafka was European.
> Getting sick here is definitely a better deal I would say than in the
> US, health insurance costs are way lower because of all kinds of
> collective funds which everyone pays for. Companies are not allowed
> to fire you just because you are sick. This obviously gets abused,
> but I'd say in general that's worth the benefit. To give you an idea
> I can get full health coverage here for something like 150$ a month
> including dental.
> Of course taxes are way up partly because of that, 30-40% is fairly
> common throughout europe I believe.
Yep. Something I've always meant to look into is the Danish rates: my
business lecturer in college used to say it is (or, at least, was)
closer to 70% there, because the Danes have the best grasp of the idea
of social insurance in Europe.
> Free time / holidays sounds good on the european side too although
> I'm not too sure on that.
> In holland 20-25 paid vacation days a year is pretty common, unpaid
Excluding things like bank holidays? In Ireland, the minimum is 29
days including bank holidays, 20 excluding. Bank holidays fluctuate
from place to place (in one EU country (Austria?) there are something
like 18 bank holidays), but most EU countries have 20 "proper"
vacation days per year.
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