Take Back Your Time

Take Back Your Time

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The typical American worker puts in nine weeks more on the job than his or her European counterpart. The costs of this overwork are enormous, both personally and societally. This bracing collection of essays is both a wide-ranging analysis of the phenomenon and a blueprint for change. With contributions by such notable names as Vicki Robin, author of Your Money or Your Life, and David Korten, author of When Corporations Rule the World, this book shows what ordinary citizens can do to restore balance to themselves and their communities. Take Back Your Time is the official handbook for Take Back Your Time Day, a national event rallying support for reclaiming a proper work-life balance.Ironically, although health care facilities impose long hours in response to nursing shortages, overtime actually exacerbates those shortages. ... In August 2000, a two-week strike of 37, 000 Communications Workers of America (CWA) members working at Verizon facilities in the ... The agreement cut the number of mandatory weekly overtime hours for customer service employees from 15 to 7.5 andanbsp;...

Title:Take Back Your Time
Author:John de Graaf
Publisher:Berrett-Koehler Publishers - 2003-08-09


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