This is why the US won’t ever surpass China and other nations in manufacturing or most other fields ever again. How can any manager think that they can compete with a business with actual work ethics if all of their employees work a 24 hour workweek with unlimited paid time off working from home?
American workers have become lazy, unproductive losers that won’t get anything done, but demand high wages and lavish benefits.
You aren’t feeling okay today & need a mental health day? We gotchu. Out of PTO but need an extra day? Not an issue. Soon the boomers are outta here & it’s our turn to set the standard.
What are you going to do when all of the dead wood is costing you tons in expenses, killing your margins, and your Chinese competitor is producing your product at half the cost?
“Bring on the 4-day workweeks and 6-hour days,” one commenter said. “I currently do nothing half the day.”
To me, this isn’t an argument for giving you more time off, this is an argument for firing two employees and outsourcing their job to some Indian call center that will do twice the work at half the cost. We all know that, should you get a 24 hour workweek, you aren’t going to magically become more productive. Instead of your current 20 hours of work in a 40 hour workweek, you will be at work for 24 hours a week, being paid like you are there for 40 hours, but only producing about 8 hours of real work. That is a recipe for being replaced.
The US is doomed. We are headed for the new Dark Ages and the rise of the new Chinese dynasty.
Maybe we deserve it.