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    Quote Originally Posted by Blur Shadow View Post
    School for 6 days a week?! That's intense...
    Saturday wasn't a public holidays then.

    I don't know whether it is still the same as I've left there to KL before finishing primary school and have never gone back ever again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blur Shadow View Post
    School for 6 days a week?! That's intense...
    This is pretty much the norm back then.. humans have grown weaker since

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    Quote Originally Posted by diver-hloc View Post
    Why are we getting so work up over Sat or Sun...

    We are not living in Europe or in the 1600s... its YEAR 2013 where a 24hr service sector is a given thing... the idea that you must rest on a certain day every week is no longer in fashion. And did no one notice that Sun was 'chosen' because you are supposed to go to church on that day ?? Your so call day of 'rest' is to enable you to go worship...

    Myself.... I like and preferred a society that doesn't enforce an updated rule on when I could work and get service and when I 'must' rest... and I'm not saying this because I like to enjoy my weekend... in fact, I work most weekends and public holidays because I work in the Service Sector for the last 15yrs... with as many as 7 type of shift.

    Its the 21st Century.... live with it...
    How irreverent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    When I was young I once attended a Chinese primary school in Kelantan, a Muslim state.

    We had our weekends on Friday and went to school the other 6 days.
    Any particular reason why they choose Friday? To celebrate something. hehehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by s1221ljc View Post
    Btw why MUST shopping be done on a Sunday, cant it be Saturday or any other day???
    In the comics that I've read when I was very young, I had the impression that in some places, for some, a "shopping mall" may be located miles and miles away.
    Probably to go there would not be as convenient as in SG with our network of MRT and buses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d2xpeter View Post
    Any particular reason why they choose Friday? To celebrate something. hehehe
    In Korea we celebrate Moonday instead of Sunday.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post

    In Korea we celebrate Moonday instead of Sunday.

    The Great Reverend Sun Myung Moon

    The Rev. Sun(day) Myung Moon(day) shouldn't mind celebrating on sunday first since he has both.

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    In before Caturday and Bunday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchRival View Post
    In before Caturday and Bunday.
    And Satayday and Munchday.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanzohattori View Post

    This is pretty much the norm back then.. humans have grown weaker since
    Haha... And I was thinking about a 4 day work, 3 day off system... Born in the 80's!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blur Shadow View Post
    Haha... And I was thinking about a 4 day work, 3 day off system... Born in the 80's!!
    I once worked a few years in double shifts meaning from 7am to 9pm for 3 days a week and having 4 days off.

    I was so bored with the 4 off days that I got another job working the other 3 days. At the end of the year I was faced with a huge tax bill as I have two incomes. This is Australia the more you earn the heavier you are taxed. It would probably work out better if I'm in HK or Singapore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    At the end of the year I was faced with a huge tax bill as I have two incomes. This is Australia the more you earn the heavier you are taxed. It would probably work out better if I'm in HK or Singapore.
    No, Singapore has the same logic and many other countries as well. In SG, the percentage of taxes goes up by every $40k earned. The more you earn, the more you pay to IRAS. Check the website. Not sure about AU, but Germany has many possibilities of tax reliefs that one can claim. It's some kind of competition with the Revenue Authorities to get all claims approved This feeds the entire industry of tax consultants.
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    I'm still in shock... contemplating whether Sion still has that kelate twang
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    It is not business as usual in Greece.

    Their previous and current prime ministers had to grit their teeth and bear the humiliation of asking EU bureaucrats (to a large extent Germany) for a handout -begging for money to save their countrymen.

    And yet, this is how the Greek shop employees behave.

    This is a time of adversity in Greece.
    I think they do not love their country enough; and still have not shed the spoilt brat [It is all about ME first attitude].

    In times of adversity, the citizens of some countries hunker down and bite the bullet. They do what is necessary to take the country out from hard times to a better place.

    After the end of WW2 when much of Japan and Germany were devastated, the Japanese and Germans worked to bring about the transformation.

    One would not expect the Japanese and Germans who were shop employees in 1946 (in fact up to present day) to mass protest on the streets that they have to do a Sunday shift.

    The kind of selfish "me first and who cares about the country" attitude is not in their DNA.

    Japan and Germany prospered from 1946 to become what they are today.

    Likewise the South Koreans.
    In 1998 they had a crisis. South Korea was in trouble.
    Instead of mass protests on the streets by shop employees about Sunday shift work, the South Koreans donated their gold jewellery to help the country out. It may be symbolic. But it reflects the stark fundamental differences in behavior and attitude between the South Koreans and the Greeks.

    South Korea recovered and today in 2013, is a power house economy.

    Coming back to Greece.
    The economy is in shambles. The shop employees are lucky to have a job. Don't they care about the employer/shop/company that they work for? On a bigger scale, don’t they care about their country?

    If the shop has to close because of lack of business, then they, (the shop employees) also lose big time.

    It is on Sundays that the most of the population is free to come shopping. This is the most important time for the shop. It is a matter of survival for the shop.

    Being a shop employee and protesting on the streets about having to do Sunday shift; is like choosing to be a swimming instructor but refusing to get wet in the pool. It does not make sense.
    Last edited by ricohflex; 7th November 2013 at 12:04 AM.

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