jesus80 wrote:For some strange reason I think that to use natural days is... bullshit. it's 2016, regular workers don't work on Saturdays or Sundays, to count them is only for making your wage lower in case they have to pay you overtime. :S
Using western logic, I think your point of view is very valid. However, the government's formula makes sense in the Taiwanese, or Chinese, context. The theory is that weekends and holidays are days on which you just happen to be "on leave", and this is reflected in the language they use to talk about the employer's obligation to pay -- not that the days are non-working days but that the employee is on "weekly leave" or "holiday leave". It's like when they talk about the nature of employment relationships, they emphasize that the employee is supposed to have "subordination of personality", "loyalty" towards the employer, and so on... a Confucian interpretation of human rights.