Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Dumb idea of the day

Saw this in the morning paper:

SYDNEY'S traffic and public transport woes are so serious and journeys so long that unions want commuting time included in the official work day.

They say new technology allows employees to clock on while in transit.

The secretary of Unions NSW, John Robertson, says many employees who commute from the Central Coast, the Illawarra and the Blue Mountains could save themselves the equivalent of one working week a month if they could work during their journey.

Ok, your employer gets your 7 1/2 hours from you at work and you are now supposed to put in extra hours while travelling to work? Is the employer going to only pay people who live some distance away? How will your productivity be checked? The main result of such a proposal will be to discourage employers from hireing people who have a long commute.

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