I saw this in the Times the other day, and was going to post it then, but I forgot. I don’t know if the letter is a hoax or not, but, sadly, it’s kind of believable. So I’d like to thank MyLackey.com for narrowing down my choices of companies to work for, and also for narrowing down my choices of companies to hire, since I will never, ever give a dime of money to any company that operates this way.
People fought hard for the 40 hour work week. In Europe, they have shorter work weeks and six weeks of vacation guaranteed by law. I am willing to work hard, but what happened to the dream of leisure? I still think that a shorter work week and more vacation time are worth working toward, and there is no shame in admitting it.
Damned Puritan work ethic! Look what it’s done to us!