Survey'Operation Days Work' is an awesome idea.
      – Thelevellers, 2009-02-26 at 21:24:45   (12 comments)

On 2009-02-26 at 21:30:46, Thelevellers wrote...
This is something they do in Norway (and possibly elsewhere too). Basically school kids of 14-16ish get the day off once a year to go and work in a job for a day, and then they give that days pay to charity. When I was out there I worked in a bike shop (two different ones over the two years, in fact), and worked really hard, and had fun, and learnt even more about bike maintenance (I could already strip down and maintain my mountain bike). Indeed, both shops gave me double pay, with the extra to be 'done with as I please'.
On 2009-02-26 at 23:02:10, Lee J Haywood wrote...
Just giving children work experience is worthwhile, even without the money being involved. It's unlikely to prepare them for life after school, however. (-:
On 2009-02-26 at 23:34:17, Baslisks wrote...
I would kill to work in a bike repair shop. KILL!
On 2009-02-27 at 04:37:37, Thelevellers wrote...
Heh, me too atm basilisks... Was fun... I did my actual weeks work experience in one in England too, tho it was a small one and I wasn't working on such shiny bikes, I did have longer, which was nice. As for the money thing, I jist think it's a great way of making money for charity, I assume everyone thinks normal work experience is a good idea! ;) P.S. You a biker then?! And I mean push bikes, to avoid that confusion...
On 2009-02-27 at 06:51:36, Baslisks wrote...
I like mechanical things. I also have the urge to be a wright brother so a bike shop would massage that. I have never lived in a place that is easily accessible by bike so I have never ridden my bike anywhere seriously.
On 2009-02-28 at 04:15:09, BorgClown wrote...
I really like dreamy and idealist people, and I think it's AWESOME when said people materializes one of their dreams. It's like a vindication for the poor dreams that didn't come to reality.
On 2009-02-28 at 04:15:37, BorgClown wrote...
So go and fix a bike. Mine preferably. Free if possible.
On 2009-02-28 at 08:09:34, George wrote...
Sounds like a great idea to me too. Seems like the Scandinavians in general tend to be good at making progressive ideas like this happen.
On 2009-02-28 at 14:10:11, Thelevellers wrote...
Scandinavia is pretty awesome... Up to 85% of Swedes are Atheist an everything! :P I'll have to keep ties with my ex and her teacher friends and make this happen over here :P
On 2009-03-05 at 03:37:26, Baslisks wrote...
just keep the fight up!
On 2010-02-05 at 11:15:50, _Thomas Hansen wrote...
I believe that the choice of countries they choose to help is political motivated. Some of the countries were peaceful countries where the government were overthrown by new violent rulers and then the people behind ODW makes students work to support the new regime. That's why it has very little support among students in Denmark. Most choose simply to take the day off and rest instead. I reality it should be the Danes which should need support as early retirement called "Efterlon" are cut off. Show me a country where people are suffering more due to our heavy tax-burden. I challege you on this as Dane.
On 2010-02-05 at 20:58:11, Thelevellers wrote...
@Thomas Hansen: Interesting, sad to hear that such an otherwise good idea has been subverted :( What is your average tax rate? I hear Sweden have an average 50% rate! Personally I wouldn't mind that myself, as long as it wasn't spent on the kind of rubbish the UK government spends it on.