Why We Want To Ditch The 9 To five Workday

By Laura Herndon

It’s you, not me. And by you, I imply the notorious 9 a.m. to five p.m. workday. And this relationship simply isn’t going to work for me anymore.

Final yr, COVID-19 despatched thousands and thousands of employees from the bodily workspace of their places of work to the kitchen… err, residence workplace. With the appearance of the vaccine, many employers had been able to ship their workers again to cubicle hell.

Nevertheless, right here comes the catch — nay nay, mentioned the virus.

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Delta introduced us a complete new ballgame, and employers are actually holding off on sending their workers again. However is it actually essential to come back again in any respect?

In right this moment’s day and age, many roles will be carried out remotely, due to know-how. That is fabulous information as research present working outdoors of the workplace makes individuals happier.

So who selected 9 a.m. to five p.m. workday? Effectively, it wasn’t Dolly Parton. So why aren’t the hours 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.? And even 10 a.m. to six p.m.? Who made these arbitrary hours within the first place?

Effectively, in 1926, Henry Ford created the concept of the five-day, forty-hour workweek for his manufacturing unit employees, who’d beforehand labored for much longer hours. On the finish of the day, although, the idea of a 9 a.m. to five p.m. job merely isn’t sustainable.

Nobody desires to fight reckless drivers on pot-hole encrusted roads to succeed in their vacation spot — a fluorescently lit cubicle with no indicators of life apart from the unhappy succulent sitting within the nook subsequent to an image of your loved ones that you simply by no means get to see.

By the point you get residence, it’s chilly and darkish. The one power you’ve gotten is to nuke a frozen dinner and go to sleep on the sofa watching “Intercourse/Life” on Netflix.