Flexibility in the Workplace is Freedom

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July is the month we reflect on freedom in the U.S., both on a personal and a national scale. We take a day to celebrate our country’s independence and for most of us, the being free part is just a given. Sure, we are proud and grateful that our forefathers fought a bloody battle so that we can enjoy the rights of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” But, honestly…we are busy. Laboriously, industriously, painstakingly…busy.
According to the John D. MacArthur Professor of Political Science, Michael C. Dawson, most Americans are working more, a lot more, and earning less than their peers in other countries. Bernie Sanders, the recent presidential hopeful, fired up crowds of Americans with this blunt, but true, stump speech phrase: “The average American is working longer hours for lower wages.” ABC News recently reported, “Americans work more than anyone in the industrialized world. More than the English, more than the French, way more than the Germans or Norwegians. Even, recently, more than the Japanese.”