overtone Posted May 6, 2015 Share Posted May 6, 2015 (edited) You believe that what you "advocate yields a better and more prosperous society for everyone" but at the same time you claim that you are not making reference to "fairness." Interesting. And apparently confusing to you. Yet another sign that long hours and high self esteem are not correlated with high performance. What in fact you advocate is holding back high performers to no benefit to society or anyone. Not at all. I firmly support rewarding high performers with large sums of money and lavish praise. I just don't confuse working overtime with high performance. You seem to think that people like myself simply hang out at work unproductively, while looking busy in order to wrongly receive accolades, promotions, and raises at the detriment of others. What a joke I'm sure you worked hard - most people who work long hours do. But the numbers don't lie - you probably (almost certainly, if the data means anything) didn't get any more done than you would have working 40 hour weeks. One of the jobs most intensively studied, by those early time and motion guys, was engineer. If the scientific research is to be believed, your efficiency dropped more than your extra hours produced, on average over your working year. You wasted your time, as far as productivity goes (although as noted the kiss ass factor worked strongly in your favor, and that's a real consideration I don't disparage in the least). What you advocate is reduced productivity thereby producing less for society increasing suffering. Quite the opposite. I advocate increased productivity, and an end to irrational, unsafe, and detrimental work practices that undermine it. And among the benefits from making better arrangements, and preventing irrational undermining of productivity in the service of cultural delusions, it seems likely that the current irrational and and almost certainly economically detrimental market distortion in the money paid to women vs that paid to men would be reduced, to the benefit of everyone. Edited May 6, 2015 by overtone Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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