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21. Yup! Jetsons was the aspiration...
Wed Oct 20, 2021, 03:09 PM
Oct 2021

We’re supposed to be aiming for 3-day work weeks, a few hours per day. Making enough to care for a family and even have a robot to clean and cook for us. Instead for the vast majority, we’re aiming for longer work weeks, more hours, and less money.

interesting Tweet of THE Morning [View all] YoshidaYui Oct 2021 OP
Yep. calimary Oct 2021 #1
This. Yep. n/t TygrBright Oct 2021 #2
I endeavor to suggest that one part of humanity chose to make nearly everyone else Ford_Prefect Oct 2021 #3
I'd suggest that they are god. plimsoll Oct 2021 #14
Unfortunately, the fruit has to get to your floatie thing somehow A HERETIC I AM Oct 2021 #4
That was my thought as well -- but we SHOULD have more quality free time Martin Eden Oct 2021 #12
Yup! Jetsons was the aspiration... AleksS Oct 2021 #21
For that matter Martin Eden Oct 2021 #23
Amen! Mary in S. Carolina Oct 2021 #5
Even in the harshest climates, hunter-gatherers work about 20 hours a week localroger Oct 2021 #6
The earth is already overpopulated. Eyeball_Kid Oct 2021 #8
So much bullshit only to finally retire broke. rickyhall Oct 2021 #7
I don't know of any jobs that are actually 9 to 5. PoindexterOglethorpe Oct 2021 #9
And then there are swing and graveyard shiftf. soldierant Oct 2021 #13
Most of my working life I did shift work. PoindexterOglethorpe Oct 2021 #26
Oh, I agree! soldierant Oct 2021 #35
Whenever I need to make an appointment for something, PoindexterOglethorpe Oct 2021 #40
Same here! Silver Gaia Oct 2021 #43
When I was in college, we had a professor on loan from Oxford (don't remember niyad Oct 2021 #47
If no one works, where will you get the fruit? LogicFirst Oct 2021 #10
I pick mine from the tree and one for the I_UndergroundPanther Oct 2021 #33
This message was self-deleted by its author I_UndergroundPanther Oct 2021 #34
I've been retired for the last couple of years, and it seems like I'm constantly 70sEraVet Oct 2021 #11
Love it! Delphinus Oct 2021 #16
bravo, you NJCher Oct 2021 #22
+1 llmart Oct 2021 #44
This reminds me of one of my favorite Douglas Adams quotes: iscooterliberally Oct 2021 #15
Excellent quote, thank you Escurumbele Oct 2021 #25
This message was self-deleted by its author Chin music Oct 2021 #38
So it's all bullshit? BadGimp Oct 2021 #17
Ask the people in Denmark why they don't think it's all bullshit Mr. Ected Oct 2021 #18
Exactly! BeerBarrelPolka Oct 2021 #20
Guess I'm lucky. Freelancer going on 28.5 years. Auggie Oct 2021 #19
He is right, and I have a story that depicts that exactly. Escurumbele Oct 2021 #24
2 hours a day is a hobby... lame54 Oct 2021 #32
9-5? lunch breaks? 5 day work week? Skittles Oct 2021 #27
To quote the late great George Carlin... It's all bullshit. Blue Owl Oct 2021 #28
We know of two alternatives to working 9 to 5 in an economy, and neither attracts me... paulkienitz Oct 2021 #29
BS Jobs IbogaProject Oct 2021 #30
Ahh, yes. I read that book recently. PoindexterOglethorpe Oct 2021 #41
Who's gonna pick the fruit? lame54 Oct 2021 #31
Am I the only poster who thinks this Tweet sucks? Johnny2X2X Oct 2021 #36
You are not BeerBarrelPolka Oct 2021 #45
My work is rewarding Johnny2X2X Oct 2021 #48
Agreed 100% BeerBarrelPolka Oct 2021 #49
No BannonsLiver Oct 2021 #53
Yes! BeerBarrelPolka Oct 2021 #56
kick Demovictory9 Oct 2021 #37
The beer isn't free today, try tomorrow Historic NY Oct 2021 #39
But people are oh so much more controllable when they're always just one mistake from total failure. NullTuples Oct 2021 #42
Try living in, say, India. In a clothing factory. All above in America IS paradise. Alexander Of Assyria Oct 2021 #46
Americans: SayItLoud Oct 2021 #50
Yeah, not really. Renew Deal Oct 2021 #55
"We don't want people to think they don't have to work hard to survive." malthaussen Oct 2021 #51
That comment on 7 hours of school for kids followed by 7 hours of homework is telling. Efilroft Sul Oct 2021 #52
Who does he propose doing the work in the "hanging out" lifestyle? Renew Deal Oct 2021 #54
He's BeerBarrelPolka Oct 2021 #57
Whomever wrote this tweet drexelkathy Oct 2021 #58
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