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  •  Why not have a job with which (7+ / 0-)

    you can support yourself - and your family if you have people who depend on you - but still allow you time to spend with friends and family, and/or pursuing whatever passions you do have?

    Thom Hartmann illustrated this in his latest "Coming Crash" book - telling the story of a cab driving company (worker-owned) that pays decently, provides great service, but doesn't require those who work for it to exhaust all of their time doing that job.

    Of course worker-owned businesses are but a small piece of the puzzle and not a one-size-fits-all economic model, but my point is that this is what life/work balance is supposed to look like. While on company time you're expected to do the job you're paid to do, but you're not expected to constantly carry a cross for the compnay's quarterly profits.

    liberal bias = failure to validate or sufficiently flatter the conservative narrative on any given subject

    by RockyMtnLib on Sat Jan 25, 2014 at 12:18:51 PM PST

    •  God I hate the inability to edit comments here. (2+ / 0-)
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      thanatokephaloides, JeffW

      Employers will give lip service to "work/life balance" but as was pointed out upthread, it's a ruse for squeezing the most out of workers for the least. They'll always push to oppose increases in the minimum wage, or anything else that would force them to treat their employees like actual human beings (opposing mandatory sick leave laws, e.g.). And they'll always have paid shills and unpaid (sometimes willful) ignoramuses to carry water for them, to make "arguments" for why economic royalty should be allowed to benefit as much as they do - if not more.

      liberal bias = failure to validate or sufficiently flatter the conservative narrative on any given subject

      by RockyMtnLib on Sat Jan 25, 2014 at 12:33:30 PM PST

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