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Topic Reading-Vol.2902-3/22/2020

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2020/03/22 Topic Reading-Vol.2902-3/22/2020

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The evolution of the modern workday

The world is fair to everyone when it comes to time. Everyone has 24 hours a day and seven days a week, not a second longer or shorter. Nowadays, many workers regularly work around eight hours a day and 40 hours a week, save farmers whose work clocks depend more on seasonal requirements. However, those who live in the arctic circle have much shorter daytime and longer nighttime in the winter and experience the opposite in the summer. Thus, their work hours fluctuate a lot by season. On the other hand, dwellers of megacities and workers of IT industries can spend active 24 hours if they choose to do so. Very different lifestyles in modern times.

What about hunter-gatherers? They seem to have spent only a few hours to get their day’s food. Easier life? Actually, they collected only two or three calories for every calorie they invested. That is much less efficient compared with farmers who harvested 33 calories per calorie-work in ancient times. Today, they earn 300 calories per 1 calorie investment.

How humans have evolved their workstyles?

Enjoy reading the article and think which work-life might suit you the best.

https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20200317-the-evolution-of-the-modern-workday

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