You have the power to enact a single law. What would it be?
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As I sit here at my desk trying to come up with a single law that I would create if I had the power, I am reminded how tired I feel and then I realize why. Everyday I wake up at 5:30am to travel an hour to work to arrive by 8:00am and I work 9 straight hours until 5:00pm. At approximately 5:00pm, I leave work to travel an hour, hour-and-a-half with rush hour traffic, back home where I get maybe two hours of leisure before I involuntarily fall asleep. I do this for five days straight and I should be grateful that I am awarded with 48 hours of time that I don’t have to go to work but to run errands and do chores that I don’t have the energy or the time to do throughout my 14 hour work days including travel during my five day work-week.
So after realizing how money and strangers dictate how I live my life, I came up with one law that would have to be mandatory in every state of this here United States. All employers should apply and allow the four 10-hour work days and three days off work-week. This should be our standard work-week going forward and those who choose to work more may do so because it is there right to.
Having an extra day added to our weekends would give us more time to get stuff done and be able to relax and take a breather from money, work and stress of everyone’s needs besides our own. Working 10-hour days shouldn’t be difficult either because most of us just about do it anyway and if not, we make up for it in travel time.
The bottom line is we need a break! I need a break. My problem is, I am not able to spend the minutes, hours, days, months, and years of my life the way I choose because I have to be at work or sleep early so I can be at work the next day or I have to do my errands because I spend more time at work than I do at home.
In this economy, these days the money isn’t coming in the way it should and working more than “living” is not an option otherwise I will be “living” on the street because I won’t be able to afford my one bedroom apartment that I am struggling with now.
So, in closing, if I had the power to make one single law it would be to modify our standard work-week to Four days on with Three days off. I guarantee employees will be more productive and motivated more if they had a little more time to enjoy the short time they have to live on this earth.
Think about it. It ain’t too shabby.