The US work week has been stuck at 40 hours since 1940. That’s MORE THAN 70 YEARS of an unchanged work week. Since 1940, computers, robots, technology, and outsourcing have chipped away at American jobs. A growing population has increased competition for the remaining jobs.
Haven’t new kinds of jobs been created in the meantime? Of course. But with the technology we have now, and with persistent high unemployment and underemployment in many areas, why do we still need a 40-hour work week? If technology is replacing people’s jobs, shouldn’t we all be enjoying the increased leisure that technology was supposed to bring? In addition, why are people in some jobs working even LONGER hours, when unemployment and underemployment remain a persistent problem?
TIMESIZING is designed to help solve these problems: to provide a shorter work week and more leisure time, keep people employed, and keep the economy running smoothly.