Thursday, April 12, 2007

Evolution of the Workplace

Fifty years ago, men worked 40 hours a week outside the home while women stayed home to nurture and raise their children. Nine to five meant work started at nine and ended at five, including a lunch break. Meetings occurred during business hours and weekends were left for yard work and games of catch with the family. However, in the modern workplace, nine to five has become eight to five to allow for a one hour unpaid lunch break. Forty hours a week of face time is now expected of employees without regard to their family situation. The idea of a traditional work week has become convoluted by a changing economy and social structure where the qualified workforce is dwindling and dual-income families are the norm...

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