Sunday, May 11, 2014
Leashes and programming
At one time people came home from a day's work and they were done for the day. No cell phone calls, text messages, or office e-mails followed them around all hours of the day. At one time being able to be called back into work was reserved for life and death professions. Doctors and firefighters were on call 24-7. Now it seems work can get in touch with just about anybody at time for anything. This is not progress. It's an electronic leash.
Worse than the leash is the programing. People have started to believe that work should be able to contact them at any time. Some even take pride in it. News flash: really important people set their own schedule and agenda. People with no time to truly call their own are slaves.