A new survey has shown that Sweden is the best place for an expat family to raise children.
An important note regarding this conclusion is that the cold arctic weather conditions minimizes civilian contacts out in the open, leading to less confrontations that can frustrate certain patterns in human behavior.
Another pilot project gained the attention in the Nordic country, as 70 nurses performed a trail aimed at testing the benefits of fewer hours work per day. Over two-years time, the 6-hour working day showed that the nurses took less sick days, felt healthier and were more productive.
Is nine to five going to be a thing of the past? In Germany, the employment industry introduced speed napping, giving workers the opportunity to rest an extra half hour during the day. This also resulted in higher production rates, making companies more profitable for their stockholders.
The Swedish test also turned out to be encouraging, as the pilot project showed 20% of the nurses were happier on average and had more energy at work and in their spare time. This allowed them to arrange 85% more physical activities with elderly residents, the study found.
Despite the positive results there was one big problem : the cost. The city of Gothenburg had to spent $1.3 million on the trial, largely because it had to hire extra 17 nurses to cover the lost hours. Even in Sweden, famed for its generous welfare state, this is apparently too much to bear.
But if a 8-hour working day has to be cut down to 6 hours, that is a decrease of 25%. This economic disadvantage now needs to be compensated by a 33% increase in production. However some jobs, like in the health care sector and security need to be covered by 24/7 working force to guarantee continuity.
Some traditional failures in the system of our society cost the taxpayer more money. Prevention sometimes can lead to more financial effectiveness. Like in Switzerland for example, the government and the community is prepared to grant everybody a certain basic amount of minimum income to avoid crimes being committed because of poverty.
At the end the capitalist system is based on profits and not human conditions. Modern slavery and human trafficking will always stay the most lucrative business in our trenched and brainwashed “Anglo-Saxon”communities.
However, one success that could not be denied @ Toyota’s service center in Sweden, was the fact that shifts were cut in 2003, sparking an immediate boost to productivity and increased profits. The Japanese company has kept the shorter hours ever since.
The Independent / AA Magnum News 2017.