Working on Saturdays!!!

First a big thank-you to the many kind remarks made by viewers of these blogs – I appreciate your sentiments and am pleased a few of my words are being positively received.

Rather than a statistic laden blog on this Saturday afternoon I thought a comment would be well received (I hope you don’t find it too preachy!).

As the global economy struggles to correct itself after (in my personal opinion) a large number of rather unscrupulous and greedy global bankers put us in this predicament, I find myself (and a large number of fellow workers) having to work much longer hours to achieve the same results (hence the title – working on Saturdays!!!).

We all listened to the creators of email and the web saying that technology would make communication easier and more efficient and thus business could be done in less time hence freeing up more leisure time – I think we all agree that now we are so bombarded with communication, everything works slower than before (it’s similar to the boffins of the 30′s/40′s saying that the advent of nuclear will make energy production cheap and reliable and the end user would get almost free electricity!!!).

My point is that the average worker can only respond to the actions and creations of others and though we all have materially richer lives, we are experiencing a worsening work/life balance. Stress levels are up and people are expected to work far longer hours without additional pay (and for some, far less pay).

In the noise of the media led economic gloom, we should all stand back and appreciate the vital things in life – our families, our friends and our health. This weekend the British Olympic medalists are leading a ‘Join in Local Sport’ campaign with a drive to get the nation healthy and find our next generation of talent. It’s a good opportunity to enjoy the rest of summer, enjoy being with friends and to getting a positive mental attitude for our lives. I would like to encourage everyone to bathe in the radiance of the post Olympic games goodwill and look to fair competition in work and play (ie no cheating and backstabbing) and to eradicate pointless greed and sloth.

The world will be a better and richer place if we look to achieve common goals, share, help and support each other. Fairness and honesty work well too. I can promise you that the utility of these simple ingredients in your lives creates a win/win environment – I believe there is no benefit in making an agreement with an individual or a business if a win/win result is unobtainable – and that’s the core to how I run all my personal and business affairs!

Work, Rest & Play – a perfect and balanced equation!

As Spock used to say – “Live long and prosper”.

3 thoughts on “Working on Saturdays!!!
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  2. Every word in this piece of work is very clear and your passion for this topic shines. Please continue your work in this area and I hope to see more from you in the future.

  3. This is the first time I hit your site – I like your style – informative but amusing. Sadly we all have to work a bit harder these days as you say – is there an answer? I guess not!

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