Friday, February 23, 2007

Be Lazy - the Union told you so


The Trade Union Communists, I mean Congress, is calling for all Brits to “work to rule” meaning to finish work on time, and no later, and to have a full lunch hour. This is because the TUC claims that employees are “ripped off” as employers get £23 billion of “free work”.
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Well fine – let’s all do that, do nothing more than you absolutely need to. Why don’t doctors do that? “shift over, sorry I can’t fix you”. Just think if everyone did this! Just imagine how many small businesses could function on that basis?
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It is classic socialism, the worship of being average and it is the reason the TUC doesn’t understand the huge bonuses a few thousand in the City of London get for working enormous hours under much pressure.
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I haven’t had a successful career because I did 9 to 5, or always had an hour’s lunch, in fact that would be exceedingly rare. That’s why I don’t need the TUC, I am prepared to work and have an employer who rewards it .
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So Work Your Proper Hours Day is a waste of time. Employers ought to respond to employees who do this though. Employees caught using stationery, telephones, internet access, pens and the like for private purposes should have that deducted from their salary. This includes spending time online during “proper hours” or talking to friends or the like.
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So how about Do Nothing But Work While at Work Day. I’m sure the TUC will back.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

While I don't agree with compusory unionism Liberty, I think you may have answered your question in your last sentence. Do nothing but work while at work, I gather many of your musings are done from your desk, I take it your employer isn't strictly paying you for this 'work'... My point is, I am paid for eight hours work, but the trend around me if for people to work many more hours than this. Who benefits from this ? The company I work for posts profits in the billions, my quality of life suffers from this. I have to work more than eight hours just to 'keep up', we all need to keep a good work life balance, we don't benefit in the end. Large companies do. We surf the net and post on blogs just to keep our sanity.