A daughter has recently left university and entered the corporate world, taking on a temporary office job. She phoned home in tears, however, just at the end of her first week, complaining to her mother that it was horrible.
“There’s no time to do anything else. I’m so tired when I get home in the evenings that all I can do is watch TV. And then I have to get up early the next morning and do it all again. If this is what work is like, I don’t want to spend my whole life doing it.”
Many of us might sympathise with her feelings of dismay. The daily grind of modern employment can make weekends, holidays and the prospect of retirement highly treasured prospects.
This is where concepts of working fewer hours, such as a four-day working week, comes in.
Aside from the fact that working shorter hours might actually make us more productive, there is no doubt that it would enhance our well-being.
More details about this over at Neuroscience News.
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