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So You Wanna Take The Day Off?

So you want a day off? Let's take a look at what you are asking for!

There are 365 days this year.

There are 52 weeks per year in which you already have 2 days off per week, leaving 261 days available for work.

Since you spend 16 hours each day away from work, you have used up 170 days, leaving only 91 days available.

You spend 30 minutes each day on coffee break. That accounts for 23 days each year, leaving only 68 days available.

With a one hour lunch period each day, you have used up another 46 days, leaving only 22 days available for work.

You normally spend 2 days per year on sick leave. This leaves you only 20 days available for work.

We are off for 5 holidays per year, so your available working time is down to 15 days.

We generously give you 14 days vacation per year which leaves only one day available for work and I'll be damned if you're going to take that day off!

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Unregistered Anonymous The Joke is pretty funny,
Watching everyone fight over why it doesn't add up is even funnier.
Y'all sound like the sort of people who would sit there and video the chicken crossing the road just to prove that wrong too!
posted 19 Oct 2018 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous I remember first hearing this joke from my Dad when I was 10. The 23/46 days for breaks means a work day (i.e. the 8 hours someone works). That means after working 8 days, you took 8 hours off for lunch, which is a full day, meaning you only worked 7 out of the 8 days. The boss is intentionally using a fallacy to prove his point (of course all politicians do this in real life). He’s saying you take an hour break for lunch everyday, which is 365 hours (even though it’s established you don’t work everyday, that’s not the point). 365 divided by 8 is 46 “working” days.
posted 21 Aug 2018 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous I like the joke, but I don't really follow where this math is coming from. 23 days is 33,120 minutes (24 * 60 * 23). A 30 minute lunch break is only 10,950 minutes if you include all 365 days, which we really shouldn't because you've already discounted the year down to 91 days by now.

I dunno, a joke based on a flawed premise kinda falls apart.
posted 12 Dec 2017 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Why can't people just laugh anymore instead of meticulously nitpicking the logic of the poor joke? I guess that's what makes these peoples feel superior to ones telling the jokes. T hen they can laugh at their attempt at begrudging the lighter side of stress relief.
Here nitpick this! Rome wasn't built in a day! When Rome fell 85 - 90% of its citizens where not Roman but had ethnical interest elsewhere. Hence; who gives a damn lets nitpick the logic of what made Rome great or Egypt or any where else nitpickers reside, past present & future! Relevance, none there!
posted 12 Apr 2017 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous It may be a joke, but it would be funnier if it was CLOSE to the truth. 30 minutes of break seven days a week, 52 days a year (aka if you have a 30 minute break from work every day of the year) you're still getting around 7 days off total
posted 5 Sep 2012 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous it's a joke it's not meant be taken seriously.
posted 23 Jul 2012 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Why can't people just laugh anymore instead of meticulously nitpicking the logic of the poor joke? I guess that's what makes these peoples feel superior to ones telling the jokes. T hen they can laugh at their attempt at begrudging the lighter side of stress relief.
Here nitpick this! Rome wasn't built in a day! When Rome fell 85 - 90% of its citizens where not Roman but had ethnical interest elsewhere. Hence; who gives a damn lets nitpick the logic of what made Rome great or Egypt or any where else nitpickers reside, past present & future! Relevance, none there!
posted 12 Apr 2017 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous There are 365 days a year.

2 days off per week leaves 261 days available for work.

Subtracting the 5-day holiday, 14-day vacation and 2-day sick leave, I am left with 240 days for working.

Out of the 8 hours of work I do everyday, even if you subtract 1.5 hours for coffee and lunch, I am doing 6.5 hours work everyday.

6.5 hours * 240 days means 1,536 hours (64 days) a year of sincere and no-break work. And you aren't willing to give me even ONE day break?

I think you should give up your job, boss. My advice would be to go to Grade 3 and learn DMAS.
posted 10 Dec 2011 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous yeah seriously, you suck at math.
posted 11 Apr 2011 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Why can't people just laugh anymore instead of meticulously nitpicking the logic of the poor joke? I guess that's what makes these peoples feel superior to ones telling the jokes. T hen they can laugh at their attempt at begrudging the lighter side of stress relief.
Here nitpick this! Rome wasn't built in a day! When Rome fell 85 - 90% of its citizens where not Roman but had ethnical interest elsewhere. Hence; who gives a damn lets nitpick the logic of what made Rome great or Egypt or any where else nitpickers reside, past present & future! Relevance, none there!
posted 12 Apr 2017 - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous this is retarded.... go learn math Mr boss
posted 25 Oct 2009 - show 1 replies - Reply - Permanent Link
Unregistered Anonymous Why can't people just laugh anymore instead of meticulously nitpicking the logic of the poor joke? I guess that's what makes these peoples feel superior to ones telling the jokes. T hen they can laugh at their attempt at begrudging the lighter side of stress relief.
Here nitpick this! Rome wasn't built in a day! When Rome fell 85 - 90% of its citizens where not Roman but had ethnical interest elsewhere. Hence; who gives a damn lets nitpick the logic of what made Rome great or Egypt or any where else nitpickers reside, past present & future! Relevance, none there!
posted 12 Apr 2017 - Reply - Permanent Link


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