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    Posted by peterb (U14277906) on Friday, 1st February 2013

    This woman is doing my head in!

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    Posted by Annie-Lou (U4502268) on Friday, 1st February 2013

    Try the off switch.....book of the week is starting on R4 and you can do the chores while listening! (Which is what I should be doing...)

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    Posted by jannemieke (U9267858) on Friday, 1st February 2013

    If you watch this program it is as if people in the UK. simply don't have "family time with the kids". But I assume the 5day work week is also the routine as it is in Australia. smiley - erm The difference: more space and more sun?

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    Posted by AmosBurke (U8229185) on Friday, 1st February 2013

    As an ex-pat Aussie, I can confirm we did work Mon-Fri, but strictly 9-5 and at 5:00pm people leave work, unlike here in Pommieland. At 5:30 you can't see me for dust as I go out of the door and in the 15 years I've been here, this has always been frowned upon. Tough I say! I've also never signed an opt-out for the Working Time Directive, 2003/88/EC, something else that my various bosses haven't been happy with.

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    Posted by Bouillaguet (U14312340) on Friday, 1st February 2013

    As an ex-pat Aussie, I can confirm we did work Mon-Fri, but strictly 9-5 and at 5:00pm people leave work, unlike here in Pommieland. At 5:30 you can't see me for dust as I go out of the door and in the 15 years I've been here, this has always been frowned upon. Tough I say! I've also never signed an opt-out for the Working Time Directive, 2003/88/EC, something else that my various bosses haven't been happy with.

     
    It is the same sort of thing in France. Generally most artisans work 8.00 am. to 6.00 pm. with 2 hour break 12.00 to 2.00 pm. whilst office workers do 9 - 5 and shop workers have Monday off if they work Saturday. There are no coffee breaks or tea breaks, if you want a drink you have it while working. As soon as the work day finishes that's it, out the door. Family time is important, people work to live not live to work as in the U.K.

    I don't understand why none of the families shown seem capable to having time together getting out and enjoying themselves in the UK. When our boys were young we did loads of things with them at the weekends, not all of them costing money.

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