Wednesday, July 12, 2006

How to Make a Better World

I've been thinking about this for awhile (ever since I first heard "We are the World"). One idea that I came up with would be to make the typical work day start earlier. For example, instead of 9-5, shouldn't people normally work from 7-3? Of course, events at night would have to be moved up as well so that everyone could go to sleep at a reasonable hour. This way, people could take more advantage of daylight hours and generally live happier lives. At least that is what I think would happen.

Also, my friend discussed the idea of working in shifts. Why doesn't every job have people constantly at work? Wouldn't this be much more efficient? One secretary works from 7-3, the next from 3-11, and the third from 11-7. Lather, rinse, repeat. Phones are always being answered, lottery tickets are always being played, houses in Staten Island are always being used. Obviously this would be more significant for people with important jobs, and it would have to be done by a lot of people to make it more effective in terms of increasing business productivity. Just throwing it out there though.

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