But since the terms of my engagement in this government office sometimes require me to be actually in that office, I have my share of complaints…
1. It’s counterproductive. Especially when the companion memorandum came out…the 8:00 am power up, 5:00 pm aircon shutdown rule. This makes these non-aircon hours almost (I take it back, completely) useless.
2. It’s based on false economy (aka., false savings). The government does not really save on this because utilities make up a small fraction of its expenditures. The bulk of government expenses goes to salaries and wages that remained unchanged.
3. Causes sleep deprivation or biological clock disruptions. Face it, we’re creatures of habit and we frown upon any change. Of course, people will get used to this in time, if we stick to it long enough.
Of course, there are advantages:
1. Long weekends. (To some, reason enough…gulp gulp gulp gulp gulp!)
2. Theoretical savings for employees since they spend on laundry, transporation, etc. on four days instead of five. (Of course, the gulp gulp gulp gulp glug glug glug brought about by the long weekend may counteract these savings, even overpower it.)
3. Theoretical traffic alleviation since the rush hour gets split into four periods (the 6:00 am, the 8:00 am., the 5:00 pm and the 6:30 pm) instead of just the 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.
How about my fellow government bloggers out there, what do you say?