Liberty Posted April 21, 2018 Share Posted April 21, 2018 http://www.collaborativefund.com/blog/the-advantage-of-being-a-little-bit-underemployed/ Interesting read. Eighty years later this work schedule – originally designed for the endurance constraints of railroad depot workers – has become so ingrained that we rarely question it, regardless of profession. Which is crazy. The biggest employment change of the last century is the number of careers that shifted from physically exhausting to mentally exhausting. From doing stuff with your arms to doing stuff with your head. Since the constraints of physically exhausting jobs are visible, we took decisive action when things weren’t working, like the Adamson Act. But the limits of mentally exhausting jobs are nuanced and less visible, so we get trapped in a spot where most of us work a schedule that doesn’t maximize our productivity, yet we do nothing about it. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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