Friday, 19 October 2007

free time

It's great having two full days off work in a row. It seems like forever ago that I had this fortunate confluence in my week.

I had time to read the Green Guide from cover to cover in one sitting, do some domestic chores and stock up on supplies.

It made me wonder how many other people's lives have been taken over by work. Whether it's through the challenges of running their own business, or imposed on them by the federal government's WorkChoices policy.

At least the business owners knew what they were getting themselves into and made the choice... there's not much choice involved for employees on the take-it-or-leave-it deals on offer under WorkChoices.

Isn't it fair, that employees, who are just trading their skills, time and effort for wages are compensated for their loss of time to do the things they want to do in a fair way? After all, if a business owner can theoretically create huge profits for themselves, why shouldn't the employees who generate those profits be rewarded.

Bring on the Labor government and ditch this travesty against the working people of Australia that is WorkChoices.

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