Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:45:45 -0700
Reply-To: Reeza <fkhurshed@HOTMAIL.COM>
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From: Reeza <fkhurshed@HOTMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: OT: Work/Life
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I work 7.25 hours a day, at a gov't job at that's enough for me!! I
love getting off at 4:30 and having the rest of the evening off, I can
actually have a life.
If i get off at 5:30 or even 5, I find by the time I get home it's 6
and then the days pretty much over in my mind...
Scott Czepiel wrote:
> How much do you work and how much work is too much?
> It's Friday, and I just read this story about VW workers in DE:
> Wow, a 33 hour week! In the Weberian iron cage I've been indoctrinated into
> by American capitalism, I find that 50 hour weeks is an absolute minimum
> expectation that will not win you any awards or promotions. And yet, I have
> seen study after study conclude that (especially for knowledge workers),
> productivity reaches a point of diminishing returns after 7 or 8 hours a day
> (some even claim 6). Why then does corporate culture continue to push for
> longer working hours, even though there are far better ways to encourage
> people to be more productive? Even if you love your work (which I admit
> that I do), the demands and joys of life's distractions need to be paid
> attention to. Failure to do so will harm your health physically and
> mentally. And a smart employer will realize that keeping people healthy
> will keep them happy and more productive.
> I respect the life experience and professional experience of the diverse
> crowd on this list, so I am curious to hear opinions on this subject: how
> much work is healthy and what can be done to encourage a healthy (and
> productive) work environment?