Monthly Archives: May 2018

  • Where Does the 40-Hour Working Week Come From?

    Have you ever wondered why the standard work week in most

    Western countries tends to be somewhere around forty hours?

     

    To understand how this came about it's useful to focus on how this idea of working forty hours developed in the United States. Of course, every country has had its own set of struggles and movements regarding working hours, but the story of work time in the United States illustrates very well the kinds conflicts and issues that workers have come up against while trying to improve conditions and contracts in the workplace. Continue reading

  • How to Protect Your Privacy When Working from Home

    There are many reasons why people choose to work from home. Avoiding a daily commute, and being able to spend more time with their children are just two benefits that make working from your spare room sound like an attractive option. However, there are potential risks to working from home that make keeping your private and professional lives separate an absolute must. Here are a few precautions work-from-homers should be taking to keep their private lives safe and secure.

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  • Here's Why Night and Shift Work Is Bad for You

    Working at night is usually defined as any work that takes place between the hours of 7:00 pm and 7:00 am, and these hours are generally the domain of shift workers. As human beings, we were designed to be awake primarily during daylight hours, and sleeping or resting at night. If not adequately monitored, disrupting this balance can lead to a variety of health problems. In this article, we'll cover the potential dangers and adverse effects of working at night and what you can do to counteract them.

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