posted on Jun, 30 2010 @ 04:13 PM
I will say right off the bat that corporate America is scared to death of this. Corporate America controls our government with their money, so this is
unlikely to ever happen.
It may come as a shock to you that tens of millions of "salaried" workers work between 60 and 70 hours a week, every week, and are required by
their employers to do so.
If a basic law was passed in the United States that "salaried"workers were no longer required to work more than 50 hours a week, you would
litterally free up possibly hundreds of millions of work hours for the currently unemployed.
I have worked retail management for the last 17 years, for several different companies. Though I will not name them, because I am currently
employed by one, THESE COMPANIES ARE HUGE, AND ARE NATION WIDE. I have been salaried for the entire expanse of this time, by every one of these
companies, and they have required me to work 60-70 hours a week every week.
If Every person in this country who was salaried, was only allowed by law to work 50 hours a week, the amount of man hours to be replaced would
be in the hundreds of millions.
No I do not think this would take care of unemployment as a whole, but I honestly believe it could cut it by 1/3 to 1/2. Which would be huge for
the country as a whole.
Just a side note, I attempted to contact the White House via E-mail, regarding this idea. The response was the typical "Dear concerned citizen,
we are with you on the jobs issue, and are doing everything we can to address all of your concerned, be sure we have a plan".
For all those contemplating contacting the White House, with any ideas whatsoever, save your breath.