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(CBS News)   US productivity shrank by two percent as workers asked for a bathroom break and a drink of water on the same shift   (cbsnews.com) divider line 26
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2013-02-08 10:22:02 AM  
On the SAME shift? This is an outrage! Get back to work you slackers!
 
2013-02-08 10:55:50 AM  
Gripe, gripe, gripe, and then wonder why you're being replaced by a robot.
 
2013-02-08 10:58:11 AM  
Thanks, Drew.
 
2013-02-08 10:59:42 AM  
Well, it DOES take a lot of time for the morbidly obese to waddle to & from the bathroom - plus they usually get wedged in the stalls.
 
2013-02-08 11:15:32 AM  
They pretend to pay us, and we pretend to work.
 
2013-02-08 11:28:46 AM  
As my company slowly outsources most of my department to India, I am laughing sobbing at this story.
 
2013-02-08 11:30:19 AM  
enforce a 40 hour work week and it would go in the opposite direction.
 
2013-02-08 11:31:59 AM  
Considering that "productivity" (a nebulous and difficult to measure concept at best) has been at an all time high, this shouldn't be terribly surprising.
 
2013-02-08 11:40:28 AM  
In other news, FARK.com reported a 2% increase in Total Fark subscriptions
 
2013-02-08 11:50:53 AM  

WhyteRaven74: enforce a 40 hour work week and it would go in the opposite direction.


This.
 
2013-02-08 12:38:12 PM  
Come on, if "we" squeeze their nuts just a little bit harder we can sweat an extra 5 minutes of work out of em for the same money....
 
2013-02-08 01:41:14 PM  
Eh, watching an episode of Archer right now. Was playing a round of Civ4, while the boss double checks my work. Dumbass bent some pins on a cpu.
 
2013-02-08 01:42:37 PM  
Productivity hasn't been tied to wage increases for some time now.

Since they're not getting paid more, why should they bother being more productive if they can get away with it?
 
2013-02-08 02:25:13 PM  
Seems like employers have reached the equilibrium at which they can abuse their workers' time and effort.   Start paying more, or hiring more...Ideally both and you'd see it increase.   The employees are the last person to blame, they can only operate within the system and management hates to acknowledge their duty to the producers.
 
2013-02-08 03:16:35 PM  

WhyteRaven74: enforce a 40 hour work week and it would go in the opposite direction.


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2013-02-08 03:28:20 PM  

Sergeant Grumbles: WhyteRaven74: enforce a 40 hour work week and it would go in the opposite direction.

This.


That's why France, with its 35-hour workweek, has such a booming economy and low unemployment.
 
2013-02-08 05:04:17 PM  

jjorsett: That's why France, with its 35-hour workweek, has such a booming economy and low unemployment.


France has the same problem we do, in that capital flees to third-world hellholes with no environmental and worker protections, but we're not doing ourselves any favors letting employers skirt overtime laws and overwork their employees instead of hiring.
 
2013-02-08 05:22:44 PM  
"My boss works my fingers to the bone" said the man posting on Fark at work.
 
2013-02-08 07:25:33 PM  

Treygreen13: "My boss works my fingers to the bone" said the man posting on Fark at work.


This comfy chair is killing my hemorrhoids.

And the fridge? Bottled water, Pepsi and Mtn. Dew.
Can you believe that?
No Coke, no Dr. Pepper!?!?

The horror,
the horror...
 
2013-02-08 11:03:44 PM  
U.S. workers don't have a >clue< about what a full day's work entails.
 
2013-02-09 12:59:35 AM  
If you blame this on Obama, you are racist.
 
2013-02-09 01:18:58 AM  

jjorsett: Sergeant Grumbles: WhyteRaven74: enforce a 40 hour work week and it would go in the opposite direction.

This.

That's why France, with its 35-hour workweek, has such a booming economy and low unemployment.


in the early stage of the recession, unemployment in France was lower than the US. it took until the summer of 2011 for the US unemployment rate to be consistently below French levels.

the French move to a 35 hour work week did reduce unemployment, from 10% to 8% within the first two years after implementation in 2000, and is still far below pre-workweek regulation levels.
 
2013-02-09 01:26:05 AM  

Yogimus: U.S. workers don't have a >clue< about what a full day's work entails.


Compared to who?
 
2013-02-09 03:46:32 AM  
I'm tired...
 
2013-02-09 03:50:12 AM  

oldfarthenry: Well, it DOES take a lot of time for the morbidly obese to waddle to & from the bathroom - plus they usually get wedged in the stalls.


Once again, people, it is HARD for fat people to get wedged anywhere.  Fat is very giving.  if you get stuck you can wriggle around until you work your way out.

/ your point still stands.
 
kab
2013-02-09 10:15:27 AM  

Yogimus: U.S. workers don't have a >clue< about what a full day's work entails.


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