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caestrada
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Re: The logic of 6 hours is simple
caestrada   7/31/2014 3:08:39 PM
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Yessss, you can take begels or whatever.  The economist's idea is to have you spending (and why not, use your credit card) in non durable goods...

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Re: The logic of 6 hours is simple
Measurement.Blues   7/31/2014 2:55:00 PM
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With current salary and more free time, it is almost known you will be out with your family having fun and expending more money.

That works for me, except I had to give up Coke, bagels too.

 

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Re: The logic of 6 hours is simple
caestrada   7/31/2014 2:51:49 PM
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The 1 in the formula is because, we cannnot have infinite happiness, right? :-)

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Re: The logic of 6 hours is simple
Measurement.Blues   7/31/2014 2:49:07 PM
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Interesting equation. You'd appreciate this piece. More work/life equations.

Make More, Know Less

Happinness = Salary/ (Job problems+ Boss Ideas +1)

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The logic of 6 hours is simple
caestrada   7/31/2014 2:26:45 PM
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With current salary and more free time, it is almost known you will be out with your family having fun and expending more money.

If you go out one more day that today, you will use more the car, gas and buy at least, one more Coke.  If you multiply that by millions of northamericans, no matter how hard chinese worked, northamerican economy will accelerate in a very nationalist way...and everybody, will be happier.


Remember this equation Happinness = Salary/ (Job problems+ Boss Ideas +1)

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Re: 8 hour days do not match international schedules
docdivakar   7/30/2014 9:02:49 PM
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@DCH0 I hear you, I don't know of any one working 6 hours a day! I first thought it was missing a digit, it is more like 16hours when you include responding to emails from smartphones!

In these days of globalization, for tech workers, there is no such thing as 6hour work day and career success in the same sentence! Perhaps such work hours exist in other professions...

MP Divakar

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8 hour days do not match international schedules
DCH0   7/30/2014 8:26:29 AM
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First, we are in a global competition for work.  Taking a 6 hour day does not work when our Asian colleagues are putting in 12 hours.

Second, I always have some colleague somewhere around the globe working.  With China, there is a 12 hour gap so you take teleconferences and e-mail at home in the evening or early morning hours.

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The usual socio-pathic corporate behavior
antennahead   7/29/2014 5:54:54 PM
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Not surprising the way any salaried worker is treated.

Corp. profit = income - expenses, and salaries are just like any other expense; to be minimized.

Capitalism, while extremely efficient, also tends to treat employees like bushels of corn or barrels of oil. So long as we treat people as commodities, no mater their talent, they will always be eventually abused, especially in an economic downturn.

 

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Re: A growing economy
zeeglen   7/29/2014 9:45:59 AM
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@Martin I managed to take one week this year and had to get a six-month extension to not lose the other.

Bummer.  I've known some who had to either take vacation or forfeit according to HR rules, but were not allowed to take their accrued time off because the project schedules and bosses would not allow it.  Not sure what they ended up doing, but i think they did what was necessary to "keep their job".

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Re: A growing economy
Measurement.Blues   7/29/2014 9:02:49 AM
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@zeeglen,

You remember my previous gig, running The Connecting Edge? That was not a full-time job but an all-time job. Now, I do get to take one day a week completely off, sometimes two. I also get to take vacation, though I try to pre-load the site with content. Thus I'm going into crazy mode now.

On the morning of May 26, 2013,An e-mail arrived informing me that I had earned a two-week sabbatical for having been at this job for 21 years. UBM grants that every 7 years but at years 7 and 14 I worked for another company. I laughed.

I thought having that time off was hilarious. UBM gave me 18 months to use the time, that must be taken in full week blocks. I managed to take one week this year and had to get a six-month extension to not lose the other. I'll take it next year.

 

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