Rant: The 5-days-in-a-row workweek is arbitrary and my body doesn't agree with it

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  1. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

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    All in on that.
     
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  3. Chinatown

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    Work 7 days a week and go to the retired life early.
     
  4. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

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    Most weeks I only work 3 to 4 days. Most of that time is driving.
     
  5. Trucker61016

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    Just sounded like you were whining was my point....whether its 5 or 7 days but most do get 2 days off so usually its a 5 day work week....im only judging off your own admission that you cant work 5 in a row....and yes working is a sacrifice that have to make the effort and perform for the company....you're also sacrificing time away from family or friends....
     
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  6. Mototom

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    You have to think. “Boomer” memes aside my generation got ####ed.
    “Go to college” was the answer to everything no one ever told us a surplus of degrees makes them as useful as toilet paper. That and the overwhelming debt some people end up with.

    The housing market was ####ed before we could even vote and it’s only got worse.
    Starting to get where we don’t give af about having shiny new things we just wanna live and go home to our families and have a healthy planet.
    Or conversely we have the 20year old “doomers” as mr.white would say “#### it I don’t care take it down, hit something hard I don’t wanna limp away from this son of a #####”
    also I just wanna point out, workforce productivity is going UP (higher then it ever has been) and wages are DOWN.
    What’s the point of working like a slave if the company just profits the extra fruit of labor and nothing makes it way down to the little guy.
    (That’s not to say there isn’t the good for nothing layabouts that can’t even do simple tasks, but they have always been here)
     
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  7. God prefers Diesels

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  8. bzinger

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    Well there's plenty of good paying work to be had ...in the early 80s us boomers couldnt hardly find a job at the car wash and now the millennial s sit on theyre bon bon eating cans ...there's difference!
     
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  9. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    And they got 4 not 2!
     
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  10. Mototom

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    Adjusted for inflation the average company guy driving a truck should be raking in near 100K they are not.
    There’s plenty of “ok” playing jobs.
    I’m not denying the fact there’s more people fine with living off someone else, the leeches will never change.
    I’m not advocating for them, I’m advocating for the rest of us walking around in a soulless society just trying to scrape by till a better opportunity comes up, trying to play chess with our lives so maybe our kids won’t have to work like we do. Or just not having kids at all and living like a hedonist

    I’ve worked since age 17 as a kid I was always working on the farm. Cattle hogs veggies etc, always cutting firewood for every winter. 17 I started work in forestry for a large contractor. Often times working at a grocery store full time as well.
    I’m not “lazy” but only because I’ve never been able to be, but I understand why others don’t wanna play the same game I am.
     
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  11. skallagrime

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    Focusing on this specifically since everything else is pretty much a good diagnosis.

    You misunderstand basic economic theory, "productivity" is dollars in to dollars out, so holding production and sales constant but lowering wages or even holding them below inflation is "productive"
     
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