What ever happened to the idea of a 4 day, 32 hour work week?
As we became more efficient the idea was that there would more free time to enjoy life.
We started with 7 10 or 12s, Then 6 days (some said working on Sunday not allowed). Then 5 8s and overtime past 40.
Now the gig economy which for some is back to 7 10s and 12s. For many others 50 hour weeks are the break even point.
Anyone work what is called the alternate work schedule in a union shop?
I've long said that we've been had by rosy sounding predictions by futurists. I still remember we were going to have the 4 day/ 32 hour work week, extensive vacation time, and even flying cars.
Instead we have people working 50 plus hours for 40 hour wages, and even the "off time" of many is invaded by bosses reaching out via modern communications.
IMO what happened was that we took the bait and allowed changes at all levels that we would have otherwise fought without the enticing visions of the future constantly paraded before us. If you think back most of us accepted things as "temporary" sacrifices that would to the wonderful new age.