reply to post by misuneko
I think you misunderstand how it works.
In the sector i work in, the money makes it back to the investors. People like you and me who buy shares of the company. The executives in my sector
didn't make much money when compared to bankers.
What you describe is an issue with the way our banking systems are set up. And i agree. But the solution isn't to make hours shorter. it is to
reduce bonuses at the top, and put more back into infrastructure and consumer benefits. Consider all those nickel and dime fees that you pay the bank
(and there are new ones created daily). Consider the interest rates on loans. Things like that could be reduced, benefitting the entire economy.
I worked long hours to reduce waste and overhead. I expected my supervisors to do the same. The only ones who made money were the front line agents,
and i could care less how many hours they worked. If they didn't work, i didn't pay them. If they did work, then the company made money off of
them. That was there choice. Of course, i had attendance standards....but i only held them to what they committed to (and had several people on
20-30 hour a week schedules).