RE: 8 Hour Day/40 Hour Week (Was Teleproductivity)

Subject: RE: 8 Hour Day/40 Hour Week (Was Teleproductivity)
From: David Arran <darran -at- aatech -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2001 15:52:06 -0500

Donn Le Vie said:

The fact that you can work in your skivies, take
some time out in the middle of the day to play with your kids, or workout at
the gym when it's not crowded are all benefits to US. Justification for
working at home needs to focus on the benefits to the employer.

I disagree, I'm one of those contrary individuals who believes that a
contract of employment is an agreement between two parties. One with a
skill to sell, and one with the wherewithal to buy it. In this model
justification for working at home needs to focus on the benefits to both
employer and employee equally.

I realise that in the rampant capitalism of the USA, where employers have
all the rights, and employees have none (OK, read that as employers have
most, and employees have few), this makes me out of step with most of the
country. The thing is, I don't care, and until US managers realise, like
many European ones have, that investment in employees really does pay off,
with loyalty, effort and perseverance, then they'll continue to find that
said employees will insist on going where the grass is greener, and costing
said employer mucho greenbacks to find, hire and train the former employee's
replacement. We're funny (strange) that way.

I'm sad to say though, that it looks as if employers will continue to bemoan
the fact that their employees are lazy, moneygrubbing good-for-nothings,
because they've made them in their own image.

Ho hum, back to work.

David J. Arran
Corporate Trainer
Kaba Benzing America
305-819-4000 ext. 357
darran -at- aatech -dot- com
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too
dark to read.

-Groucho Marx, 1895-1977

Develop HTML-Based Help with Macromedia Dreamweaver 4 ($100 STC Discount)
**WEST COAST LOCATIONS** San Jose (Mar 1-2), San Francisco (Apr 16-17) or 800-646-9989.

Sponsored by DigiPub Solutions Corp, producers of PDF 2001
Conference East, June 4-5, Baltimore/Washington D.C. area. or toll-free 877/278-2131.

You are currently subscribed to techwr-l as: archive -at- raycomm -dot- com
To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-techwr-l-obscured -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Send administrative questions to ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com -dot- Visit for more resources and info.

Previous by Author: RE: More on the ... Very serious RoboHelp HTML problems ...
Next by Author: RE: use of "per"
Previous by Thread: RE: 8 Hour Day/40 Hour Week (Was Teleproductivity)
Next by Thread: RE: 8 Hour Day/40 Hour Week (Was Teleproductivity)

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads