We have a few posters from these countries who can confirm whether this is actually the norm but I'd like to see a wide scale experiment where the impact on economy and productivity was measured.Netherlands
Not only is the Netherlands a beautiful place to live, but its four-day workweek is definitely a plus as well. The workforce averages around 29 hours a week with average annual wages at $47,000.
A Dutch law was passed in 2000 which stated a worker can lower their hours to part-time, while keeping their job and continuing to receive hourly pay and health care benefits.
Denmark averages 33 hours per week with estimated annual wages of $46,000.Their unemployment benefits go up to two years, and the Danish have flexible schedules that lure people in.
Norwegians work about 33 hours a week with average annual wages of $44,000. In fact, Norway’s labor laws are the most lenient since they provide workers a minimum of 21 paid vacation days.
Of course we know Ireland for its famous breweries and landscape, but that’s not all they are known for. The Irish work about 34 hours per week with average annual wages of $51,000. This drastically changed from the 44 hours they worked previously in 1983.
Germany works about 35 hours a week with average annual wages of $40,000. They actually encourage some employers to lower their hours in order to prevent layoffs. The plan seems to be working well, with the country’s current unemployment rate at five percent.
Companies should be encouraging staff to work from home if productivity doesn't drop.making working from home more standard is a good start. would save most people like 10 hours a week unpaid time and some money.
I'm enjoying working from home but few things I've noticed... my day will either be really disjointed, where I'm distracted a lot and achieve not much or b) I work constantly, have dinner, go back to work and end up finishing work late at night only to go to bed.making working from home more standard is a good start. would save most people like 10 hours a week unpaid time and some money.
i have worked mostly from home for over a decade, just because i'm 1 man on a computer. everything that you said is true. the weather is also vital, which sounds counterintuitive but is real for me.I'm enjoying working from home but few things I've noticed... my day will either be really disjointed, where I'm distracted a lot and achieve not much or b) I work constantly, have dinner, go back to work and end up finishing work late at night only to go to bed.
I also don't like having to ignore the kid when she wants to play because I'm busy with work... it's a horrible feeling.
There's definitely pros and cons to this shit and I'm not entirely convinced which is better yet. I've already told my employer that on easing of restrictions I'll be changing my work set-up to work more from home, maybe come in 2 days a week for a better work/life balance.
The saving on fuel alone makes this worth it and I'm lucky I can get to dictate how I work a bit.
John Maynard Keynes predicted 15 hour work week due to increase in productivity. Unfortunately he died long before the concept of owning your own aircraft carrier came into beingpeople would live longer and be happier
republicans would lose their fucking minds and complain the serfs were not working hard enough
this was actually predicted to be the norm way back in the 40s and 50s I do believe....................due to the massive increase in worker productivity
instead of the workers benefiting the extra productivity got translated into higher management pay and profits because,you know,fuck labor
yes,its entirely reasonable and feasible but will never ever happen here..............ffs.we cant even get basic shit done like healthcare or education............stuff WE will PAY FOR..............no way in holy hell we get something that cuts into the 1%s obscene cut of the pie............
lots of so called intelligent people favor thisWould you vote for this?
Does it strike you as reasonable?
What about feasible?
What kind of effects would you expect to see, short term and long term?