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What's the point?!

Posted by
MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 28 December 2011 in Documentary & Street.

According to a study of Germany's federal association 'BITKOM' more than 75% of all German employees is reachable for their employers during the holidays.
- I'm not.
- BITKOM's data corpus is too small. (1002 interviewed persons at age 14 or older; 395 people with holidays between Christmas and New Year).
- Every year they are releasing these senseless studies. What's the point?!

Z from Shanghai, China

it means there are still 25% of all German employees are not reachable....you are one of those who's really enjoying the holiday :)) Congrats!

28 Dec 2011 10:25am

@Z: I really think this 'study' is pure nonsense. The city was filled with shoppers today: most of them should have been 'available'? Perhaps in theory.

Christine Walsh from Astoria, NY, United States

I will admit, I am on holiday until Jan. 3rd, and I am reachable to my employer - not that they have called - and I am just a lowly secretary. Although I think the "survey" is bogus, I think the people who gave that answer think they will have a better chance at keeping their job if they are available. Just my opinion - didn't take a survey ;)

29 Dec 2011 12:59am

@Christine Walsh: Probably, yes. But I know from my own experience that especially in IT people think they're absolutely irreplaceable and that only they are able to save the world. Sometimes it's strong ethos, sometimes it's just madness.