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[-] eochaid@lemmy.world 145 points 11 months ago

Doesn't stop certain big tech companies from building giant campuses with cafeterias and housing so that employees can literally live, eat, and sleep at work.

[-] dojan@lemmy.world 84 points 11 months ago

Imagine if they let us work from home instead. I already live, eat, and sleep at work, and it doesn't cost my company a dime! In fact I pay for all of it!

[-] jkure2@lemmy.world 32 points 11 months ago

What if we all just didn't go in? They gonna fire everyone?

And they can sell the office too (good luck lmao), we are doing the company a service 😌

[-] BotCheese@lemmy.world 50 points 11 months ago

What if we all just didn't go in? They gonna fire everyone?

That is called a strike and why they work

[-] IndiBrony@lemmy.world 29 points 11 months ago

This is what unions are for!

[-] prole@sh.itjust.works 17 points 11 months ago* (last edited 11 months ago)

The US, at least, is far too individualistic to effectively do something like this without the people involved being far from unified, and without there immediately being scabs who are more than willing to take their place.

These people have been so indoctrinated into believing that unions, the very thing that would allow them to effectively do what you suggested, are bad. There is no sense of solidarity in this country.

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[-] grammaticerror@lemmy.world 127 points 11 months ago

If not for labor unions we would still be working 12+ hour days. The 8 hour workday and the weekend is all thanks to the courageous efforts of labor advocates.

[-] Shinhoshi@lemmygrad.ml 42 points 11 months ago

Yep, 16 hour workdays were not uncommon historically (there’s a reason non-US countries remember May Day).

If you search up 16 hour workdays now, you’ll depressingly find people framing it in a positive light. Capitalism is trying to make workaholism the norm and required to survive.

[-] Aceticon@lemmy.world 10 points 11 months ago

When I lived in the UK I always found it interesting how people tought "working hard" was a good thing, especially as most of my professional experience until then had been in The Netherlands, were the objective is to work SMART.

Working hard as an objective is almost literally the opposite of being efficient: it's wanting to work more rather that work less and produce the same or work the same and produce more.

Then again it's not surprsing that a society were the Owner class is almost 100% composed of people who were born in wealth would glorify the most shortsighted, short-termist and incompetent way of looking like employees are producing more.

Unsurprisingly the productivity per capita figures of the UK are way worse than those for The Netherlands.

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[-] cultsuperstar@lemmy.ml 20 points 11 months ago

And now kids in Arkansas get to experience the grind.

[-] snor10@lemm.ee 15 points 11 months ago

We have so much to be thankfull for to those that came before us. Standing on the shoulders of giants, how easily we forget.

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[-] Swedneck@discuss.tchncs.de 62 points 11 months ago

And this is why you support your labour unions.

[-] paragade@lemmy.ca 58 points 11 months ago

Dudes wearing Oakley's and Fox Racing hats would be saying they're better than you because you don't work 22 hour days.

[-] UltraMagnus0001@lemmy.world 27 points 11 months ago

I don't understand that culture. You get looked down upon if you say something and when I said we need at least 100k yearly in America, they laugh as it too much for them. We need more confidence as workers to demand more and unions.

[-] HikingVet@lemmy.sdf.org 16 points 11 months ago

Yeah, and these are the same dipshits that think there shouldn't be a min. wage.

[-] cottard@lemmy.world 11 points 11 months ago

It's almost as if decades of identity politics fed to the uneducated masses is super effective.

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[-] CaptainPicard@lemmy.world 55 points 11 months ago

Also the transition from drunk to sober would suck more.

[-] ante@lemmy.world 27 points 11 months ago

Oh hell no. Permanently drunk it is.

[-] DudePluto@lemmy.world 12 points 11 months ago

I feel like people would drink themselves to death more, or at least pass out. Been a few times years ago that sleep was my reason to stop drinking

[-] klieg2323@lemmy.piperservers.net 49 points 11 months ago
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[-] cley_faye@lemmy.world 49 points 11 months ago

Haha, as if there was not a push for people to work more around the clock than ever.

[-] Sylver@lemmy.world 42 points 11 months ago

More job areas would have cafeterias, and I think we would see a lot of 24 hour employees

[-] Emerald@lemmy.world 35 points 11 months ago

Omg I actually had this same thought the other day and wrote it down.

I just thought about how cool it would be to not need to sleep. You could have a whole 8-or-so hours to do whatever you want. But then I realized that if we didn't need to sleep we would likely be required to work longer hours or be otherwise productive during those 8-or-so hours. It's crazy how arbitrary productivity really is.

[-] TheLowestStone@lemmy.world 33 points 11 months ago

Congratulations on having the world's most depressing shower thought.

[-] DrQuint@lemmy.world 27 points 11 months ago

Follow-up Shower thought: Sentient Robots will not require rest or sleep, and thus, will automatically suffer through this.

[-] hottiehot@lemmynsfw.com 22 points 11 months ago

Breaking news: Rogue sentient robot breaks into HQ and kills CEO with bare metal hands, posts capitalism was a mistake on social media. Experts blame video games.

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[-] Ghostc1212@sopuli.xyz 17 points 11 months ago* (last edited 11 months ago)

Why would you specifically use the sentient robots for your grunt work and why would an artificial intelligence have problems with the same things humans do? Especially if an AI was made for the specific purpose of doing work. The reason humans don't like doing work is because evolution naturally selected for us to be good at things like

-hunting gazelles

-gathering berries

-making finger paintings on cave walls

-sitting around a campfire making ape noises

and not working at a corporation. For an AI, it'd presumably be the opposite, meaning that AIs would be about as content with their lives as humans are in their natural environment.

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[-] realaether@lemmy.world 26 points 11 months ago

Investment bankers would like a word (but they probably don't have time).

[-] snapxynith@lemmy.world 25 points 11 months ago

https://www.powernapcomic.com/ deals with a fictional world where a drug makes this corporate dystopia possible but a small percentage of people cannot take the drug making them effectively disabled from a normal worker perspective.

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[-] Chefdano3@lemm.ee 21 points 11 months ago

And they'd be mad that the damn dirt Labor union won't let them have 24 hour shifts.

And there will be beaten and abused workers agreeing with them because they've been convinced that working 24 hr shifts would be better for them.

[-] Shartacus@lemmy.world 23 points 11 months ago

The willingness of people to lick the boots of their oppressors is scary as fuck.

[-] MedicPigBabySaver@lemm.ee 18 points 11 months ago

I did 24hr shifts a minimum of two days per week. Most times I did three days per week with 24hrs of OT. I did that from 2000-2017.

Now I do simple 4 x 10hr days.

[-] _wampa__stompa@lemmy.world 11 points 11 months ago

Why would you ever do that? And allow it to happen for 17 years???

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[-] RogueSensei@lemmy.world 17 points 11 months ago
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[-] xantoxis@lemmy.one 15 points 11 months ago

This doesn't really make sense. Try it the other way: "It's a shame we don't sleep 23 hours a day, then we'd only have to work for a few minutes."

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[-] bappity@lemmy.world 14 points 11 months ago

if aliens invaded and forced us to work for them they'd probably have better work culture than us

[-] exapsy@sh.itjust.works 13 points 11 months ago

South Korea is closely looking at your thread probably trying to figure out if there’s another way 🥲

[-] netvor@lemmy.world 12 points 11 months ago* (last edited 11 months ago)

On the other hand, it would feel pretty normal to us.

Perhaps even our time perception would be probably a bit different. As someone coming from world where bodies require about 8-9 hours of sleep, the perception of time is naturally affected (if not dictated) by having series of waking periods of about the same length every day.

If there was no such thing as sleep (which might be a bit different than just "not requiring sleep" as you suggest) then we'd just be conscious in one continuous chunk from birth to death. Given what problems our brains solve by sleep (learning, sorting memories / feelings), if the brains were to do these things continuously, the consciousness itself would probably be at least quite a bit different experience.

[-] garam@lemmy.my.id 11 points 11 months ago

Uhm.. But University work require you work for almost 20 hours per day tho?

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