I think these guys want to turn us into France.
McCrerery, an actor who lives in Virginia-Highland, is head of an oddball campaign to shorten the nation’s workweek to two days. The “Friends of the Five-Day Weekend” movement kicked off in Asheville, N.C. last week and was in Atlanta’s Woodruff Park Tuesday around lunchtime, with bands, balloons and giveaways.
“Maybe our message is a little crazy,” said McCrerey. “But my response to that is our current situation is crazy. We need to fight crazy with crazy.”
He said a two-day work week may be a stretch, but he insists the nation’s economy could still function with fewer work days.
There’s no doubt work related stress causes health and family problems, but I think this situation would be better addressed by people scaling back their lifestyle as opposed to government mandate.
Government edicts requiring shorter work weeks hasn’t exactly helped France, and they won’t help us.