I’ve contracted to a HK company before for a month (worked over the Interweb mind you) and they expect 12 hour days and 6 day weeks.
The 40 hour work week is a myth. It only applies to unionized labor.
Go figure, industry that relies on unionized labor is taking a beating in the US. Is this just a coincidence?
In my contracting travels I’ve seen some awesome workplace conditions because of unions.
A semi-private utility company has 9 day fortnights PLUS flex-time (you work an extra 15 minutes you accrue leave) PLUS allowances for everything PLUS a decent wage (they were offered 4.5% increase each year for the next 3 years but turned it down for a better offer!) PLUS 6 weeks annual leave (normal is 4 in Oz) PLUS 7hr 15min work days PLUS PLUS PLUS
Makes me want to join union right now…
…and someone is thinking very hard right now about how to make the stuff they make in China, which is when they all will be waiting tables with no benefits whatsoever.
I thought that was before unions, the part with no benefits.[/quote]
Or after the Unions have destroyed themselves or rather the foundation of their existence.
Funny that a cartel is evil when it is formed by companies good when formed by workers even though the goals are the same.