(Washington) - In a political effort to gain more power and buy more votes, politicians in Washington have proposed a 3-day workweek for all U.S. employees.
The new federal guidelines cover all government employees and provides for a reduced work week of 3 days (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) of every week. The new 3-day workweek allows government workers to have a 4 days off: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, thus giving all government employees a joyous long 4-day weekend every week.
Under the new plan, the U.S. government workweek of will be reduced from the previous 40 hours of work doing nothing to 24 hours of work doing nothing. All government workers will, of course, be given pay raises for doing less work. You, The taxpayer, will, of course, once again foot the bill.
According to the U.S. Labor Secretary, Ben Dover, "The 3-day workweek puts U.S. government employees on a par with European socialist government workers in the UK, France and Germany. Let's face it, the U.S. government is not interested in its employees being productive."
A spokesperson for the powerful Government Workers of America Union states, "Of course we should work less and get paid more, that's why we work for the government!"
The new 3-day government workweek will begin on Tuesday. Thus, if you are a U.S. government employee, don't bother to go to work on Monday.
copyright 2007 Andrew Lawrence