Work-Time

I hope one lasting consequence of
COVID
in the U.S is a blurring of work-time.

There's a saying like fish in water to mean sometimes you don't know something you're so ingrained within. The concept of work-time has been something I've been fish-in-water for.

I can recall instances in the past where I was fish-in-water about work-time. Once it was me driving around middle of the day, not particularly lunch time but not rush hour either. I looked around wondering why there were so many people on the road. Shouldn't they be at work? There couldn't be this many people with dentist appointments, or without jobs. Another instance was when I was in
Germany
, small town where I'd go to the courtyard everyday and always see a significant amount of people enjoying pedestrian lives. I remember my roommate and I asking each other, "Don't these people ever work?"

It delights me when I see a neighbor working outside during the middle of the day during a workday. I think it would be optimal if we didn't expect each of us all to just be working from 9-5 (or 8-5 if your employers suck). Like mixed-zoning in cities, I just believe that mixed-times of people's flows is better. 
I never knew anyone other than Dolly Parton who works 9-5. Getting paid for lunch? Yah right. I think the blurring of work-time would be highly dependent on the role. Some roles lend themselves better to it than others. Management roles tend to blur work-time in the opposite way.
2021-05-20 13:08:49

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