12 January 2010 @ 01:44 pm
damn straight  
"Work is the activity that we spend most of our waking lives engaged in - yet it is too often trapped in an outdated routine. Today, very few of us work in factories, yet we have clung to the habits of the factory with almost religious devotion. Clock in, sit at your terminal, be seen to work, clock out. Is this the best way to make us as productive and creative and happy as we can be? Should we clamber into a steel box every morning to sit in a concrete box all day?"

mediaprophetmediaprophet on January 12th, 2010 06:53 pm (UTC)
A better question is "how many jobs out there right now exist just to employ people?" I have a lot of friends whose jobs seem to consist of 7 hrs of facebook and 1 hr of actual work each day.
MsCongeniality: Workingmscongeniality on January 12th, 2010 06:57 pm (UTC)
In some industries, it may seem that way but that's mainly because the work is cyclical. Some days I feel like I'm going to run up against a popup proclaiming that I've reached the end of the internet, then there's the times I'm working for 24-hours straight.
PMMJ: Fight!cheetahmaster on January 12th, 2010 10:27 pm (UTC)
We're the same way. Some days I'm quietly working on projects, other days I'm on the phone for hours on end.

I don't honestly think that many jobs are there 'just to employ people.'
Tarsustarsus4 on January 12th, 2010 07:08 pm (UTC)
I've found recently that plopping myself down at a terminal is the quickest way to NOT get work done. I have to make regular time for interacting with coworkers and doing actual THINKING and PLANNING, which can be done less distractedly with pen and a legal pad.
P Sunshine: Book in Tubp_sunshine on January 12th, 2010 08:44 pm (UTC)
The 4 day work week sounds fantastic. Where do I sign up?
Tales from a suburban tourist: unwashed massesasimplelife on January 12th, 2010 11:32 pm (UTC)
I think as many people as possible should work from home. You save hours on commute time, you get more work out of people and they have less of an issue working long hours because they have to run to nab their kids from daycare. It also saves a bundle on renting a space, paying the utilities on it etc... when your workers just pay for all their utilities anyway. The massive net connection Nick pays for is a drop in the bucket compared to maintaining and office space. And hell, he's never even met his bosses. Hahaha.