The quality of life improves dramatically with less time at work. You can do some of those things you've always wanted to do. Work doesn't completely rule your life. Suddenly you realize you're more of a person, you have a life!
As State employees begin bargaining their next union contracts, we won't see a bid for fewer work hours or a shorter work week from the unions. After all, we workers are still losing income and we need to survive - and I mean survive. Never mind the quality of life. And so the unions will push for more work hours, the old standard 40-hour week. The State will insist furlough days must continue. Personally, I am very happy to anticipate another two years with furlough days and a better life.
And I agree with John de Graff who says, Wake Up Americans: It's Time to Get Off the Work Treadmill. We need to come up with a different approach to work.
Read it: Less Work; More Life