My cousin Francoise is someone who I've always admired for her talent as a homemaker, a cook, a mother, a fashionista and an artist. I love her not just because she's family but also because she is just wonderful period. Her talent is so evident in everything she does, she is also very smart and curious about a lot of things. Knowing her has opened my eyes to trying new things but can I emulate her? Thinking of her inspires me and for now that is enough.
I had an argument with a neighbor of mine, a staunch republican he asked me which state had the lowest unemployment and I had forgotten Governor Perry’s Texas miracle, so I said I don’t know and he said Texas. When I came back with “oh yeah if you want a minimum wage job just mosey on down to Texas” He didn’t take that well. He tried to argue about oil well workers, I just ignored him, but do oil rig workers make a decent wage? Or is it rather the oil companies who rake in all the profits and their workers take all the risks without great compensation? Either way if Perry announces, we should be prepared for the onslaught of Perry messaging and the news media as we know will not critically analyze anything and it will be torturous.
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We work too hard and too long in this country and for what, our incomes have been stagnant since the late 1990’s and corporations don’t show much loyalty to their workforce. The American workforce needs to step back from the rat race and spend more time at home with their families.
Reducing the work week to a 37.5 work week could be beneficial in a fragile economy such as ours right now. Over in Europe, this is common practice in countries such as France and Germany. The 37.5 work week leaves employment in a much more equitable situation where more people work fewer hours as opposed to fewer people working more hours. The greater number of people employed means that more people have earnings to deposit into the economy. The more money be generated into the economy re-sparks the engine and unleashes demand for more goods and services which in turn would call for more employees to provide those goods and services.
Actually, what would be ideal,is our country being at full employment with Americans working 37.5 work weeks at better wages. Our workforce living their lives less frenzied and more relaxed. The idea of a long weekend would no longer be a special occasion, the long weekend would become the normal way of life. The children would have more time with their parents, couples would have more time to take care of their home, without the stress of exhaustion making chores a source of arguments and resentment. Families would have more time for their personal lives and each other.
It would be a nice change of pace for our society. We would have time to smell the roses and stress would slowly but surely leave our lives forever. Dream, dream, dream.
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