Yes yes yes. This is right on my wavelength.
Mich. Guv. Jennifer Granholm rocks. She says the state should look at letting employees work alternative schedules in the era of $4-a-gallon gas.
Why not? Great idea. Saves gas. Lets people spend less time chained to a desk.
She proposes longer work days, shorter work weeks. I would take it one step further: Telecommuting.
There's no reason, in many cases, that people should have to drive to work, sit at a desk, keep a chair warm in a building that has to be heated, cooled, cleaned, insured, etc.
I have all I need at my fingertips, thanks to something called "The Internet." And something else called "The phone." If, during a day of telecommuting, I have to go somewhere, I can drive there.
Sure, it won't work for doctors and police officers, but for lots of people, it's a great idea. At least some days a week.
Why not?! Probably because employers don't trust us.
Trust me: Most people can get their daily job done in a lot shorter than an 8-hour work day. But they have to take 8 hours to do it, so they do.
Everybody's working for the weekend.
Granholm: State can do more to cut commuting costs | Freep.com | Detroit Free Press