setting, or anyone who works for a corporation, tend to believe that
the earlier you start working, the better, more productive worker you
are. This is hardly true.
I am fortunate enough to essentially show up and leave when I want
within reason. Most people show up at 7 and work until 4 but some show
up at 7:30 or 8 and leave at 5 or 6. I think this is perfectly ok as
long as you get the job done. What difference does it make when you
come in to work? Furthermore, what difference does it make to only
work 6 hours instead of 8 if you get the same amount of work done?
Last week I came into to work at 7:20am. As I entered the office
building, I was teased by a group of "hard" working, "blue" collar
individuals standing by the door smoking. One guy looked down at his
watch and joked' "Banker hours, eh?". I laughed it off and went to
work without really thinking about it. Ha ha ha have a good time out
here polluting your body.
It dawned on me later that these guys are brilliant. If you smoke, you
get more breaks. How silly would it be if they were standing around
outside playing jenga or hopscotch? It simply wouldn't be tolerated
and the employees would be reprimanded. But when there is a group
bs'ing off on a tangent about Obama's failed economic recovery plan,
literally sucking their own life away, no one even blinks an eye.
Maybe I should start smoking.