Thread: Wincing Wednesday
#1 Wincing Wednesday07-16-2008, 09:43 AM
This is one of those days where I have a thousand irritating things to do and not enough time to do them. Ick.
TOTD: The state of Utah is going put all of its state offices on 4 10 hours days in August to conserve energy. Higher ed and corrections will be excluded. Do you think this is a good idea? Will it really "save" anything? What would the impact be on families with children (and dog owners)?
07-16-2008, 09:53 AM
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07-16-2008, 09:58 AM
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I suppose it will save cooling and lighting bills. It will also save people a day's worth of gas. I'm telecommuting more these days, and I only live ten miles from my office.
07-16-2008, 10:18 AM
Swam til almost 8:30 last night. yummy
TOTD:The University where I worked has done this for years (during the summer). I liked it because I had a 30 mile commute - now I would REALLY notice the difference. I found I was less productive as those days got long. 7:30-6 with a 30 minute lunch is tiring.This is bigger than presidential politics. This is a battle for America.
07-16-2008, 10:41 AM
07-16-2008, 10:59 AM
Hot, hot, hot here in Phoenix. I'm in a bit of a funk today but hope to sweat it out this afternoon at the gym. It's hump day!
TOTD: I don't think the new schedule will make much of a difference in energy savings. The A/C and lights are still going to be on the same amount of time. People will use their "extra day" to run errands, like you said Ginger, so not much gas will be conserved.
07-16-2008, 06:12 PM
Another dreary, muggy summer Florida day. I want SUNLIGHT, dammit!
TOTD: Who cares, friggin' Utah! I just wish our damned Governor, Charlie "I'm not gay I am engaged" Crist who seems to want to spend MORE time outside of his state, would spend more time IN his own state instead of trucking around at McCain's side or touring Europe. Pathetic, really.
But seriously...the 4/10 thing has been tossed around for a while now...would it REALLY make a difference. I am not convinced. Gas wise? One day less going to and from work? Maybe. I mean, unless you drive 50-100 miles round trip, I could see the advantage. Maybe. But I can see more problems with this than the bandaid quick-fix this sees to be (problems being from companies/businesses suffering because of staffing problems, etc)"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown." H.P. Lovecraft in Supernatural Horror in Literature
07-16-2008, 07:53 PM
Because I live and work in the middle of friggin' nowhere, I've always had to take into account my staff's travel, including gas costs and snow covered mountain passes. Some prefer the four ten hour days during the summer as they travel over fifty miles one way to work, but because no one wants to be on the passes after dark, winter most everyone reverts to the shorter days/longer week. Unfortunately, telecommuting is not an option for anyone but me, and I live ten miles from work across a flat valley and have four wheel drive..I have no excuses :mad:I smile because I don't know what the heck is going on.
08-20-2008, 06:44 PM
Well Harker Heights, Texas just officially went metrosexual with the grand opening of a Bed Bath & Beyond. ;)
Anyone interested in a $100 queen sized sheet set,they got 'em :eek:
Gator I got a $10 off any purchase of $30 or more in the mail. If you are interested :p
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08-20-2008, 06:54 PM
TOTD: I think this was a TOTD not that long ago....but I am not a big fan of the 4/10 idea. I don't believe it will save anything, honestly."The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown." H.P. Lovecraft in Supernatural Horror in Literature
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