9-to-5 Isn’t the Grind Anymore, It’s the Dream
IT’S TIME ‘TO EMBRACE THE LIBERATING BOUNDARIES OF A WELL-DEFINED WORKDAY’
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
(NEWSER) – The 9-to-5 workday has long been known as the daily grind. In the 1960s, “working 9-to-5 was a symbol for the inauthentic life, a constant and pointless shuttling between the office and the television set,” writes Carl Cederström in the Atlantic. But nowadays, “the boundaries between work and leisure have effectively dissolved, and the 8-hour workday has made way for the 24/7 workweek.” That’s why it’s about time we embrace the 9-to-5, rather than considering it “dull and boring,” he writes.
From 1870 to 1973, hours worked per year steadily decreased. But from 1973 to 2006, they increased by 180, thanks in large part to new technologies that allow people to work any time, anywhere.Read on http://www.newser.com/story/212680/9-to-5-isnt-the-grind-anymore-its-the-dream.html