But, it's the greatest country in the world, founded on freedom and such-like.psyck0 wrote:
Yeah, he's an american conservative. I have noticed something arguing with those here. They refuse to believe that anything that works elsewhere could possibly also work the same way in their precious country, due to "cultural differences" or some other such bullshit, and will spend hours screaming at the rooftops that it just won't work rather than taking the chance of trying it to see. They do this even when it is clear that their own system is not working, that the proposed foreign system is, and even when they have no clear alternative ideas themselves but just want to prolong the status quo. You get the identical issue with higher taxes and socialised heath care- both are broken in the US, both work great elsewhere, but AmeriCons refuse to acknowledge that other countries could possibly have something that works.
I think that the insurance idea is good, as knowing insurance companies, the rates will go up as soon as they have to file a claim, so the businesses will make double sure that they fire people for justified reasons. I'm not sure how it works in the US, but here Social Security (which gets taken out of your paycheck) generally covers the sick leave (but don't know how long you keep claiming for, though I think that as long as a doctor says you can't work you're ok) so the small business would just have to hire an employee on a temporary basis until the other one is back on their feet. The business itself doesn't actually pay the sick employee. You may have to have been working a certain period of time before you're eligible (iirc it's something like 3 months, but I can't be certain, we just had a talk about it in school and it was ages ago) but as you keep paying SS to the same place no matter which job you're in, I don't think that you have to have been in that job for that period of time, but again I'm not completely certain.
Note, I'm talking about the system in St. Kitts and Nevis, not the UK.