"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Flexible working is good for heart and soul

Flexible working is good for you, it seems.This report was covered this morning on BBC Breakfast. Most people would probably regard its contents as common sense. It's a well known fact that the more control you have over your life, the more content and positive you are likely to be and  one of the main causes of depression and stress in the workplace is the lack of control over one's life. However, I had to smile at the comment from The Federation of Small Businesses that 'working from home did not suit industries such as retail or construction.'
No, really?
I smiled to myself at the thought of a burly road digger looking out of his window and saying to his wife,
"Can't be bothered going in to work, today. I'll just dig a hole in our road instead. Ring the boss and tell him I'm working from home, will you, luv?"


menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

I doubt a good surgeon could work much from home either! But a mind reader might be able to get away with it. The report is so true. I could do four hours of uninterrupted report writing at home in a morning that would have taken me at least a day at work due to interruptions.

The cost of employing people who could work ffom home reduces considerably - but not if they are lazy wee lead swingers that like a good skive!

Jennyta said...

'lazy wee lead swingers' - well, I suppose if they were swinging the lead rather than doing the work they were meant to be doing, it would become evident back in the office at some point, MOB.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Flexible working? I hope that doesn't mean yoga and lithe muscle movement - getting your foot behind your head and all that nonsense.
I'm being silly again - just in case you hadn't noticed.

Jennyta said...

Silly?? You, YP?? Perish the thought! But, while we're on the subject, can you get your foot behind your head?


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