A four-day working week is impractical andÂ ridiculous '“Â Clive Smith
Frances O'Grady, TUC chief, has called on the government to take action and help people work less for more money.Â She made a speech at their annual conference to push for a four-day working week.
Apparently, fourÂ out of fiveÂ workers want to work less and get paid the same.
Well, blow me, who'd have thought? Stating the obvious really, isn't it? Who wouldn't want this?
I'm guessing the one person who doesn't is the boss. And who could blame them?
Not one company is going to pay its employees for fiveÂ days when they are only working four. I certainly wouldn't if I wasÂ running a business.
I'm not saying I want to go to work. I don't jump out the bed with the joys of spring and skip down the garden path looking to embrace the day.
Instead, I want to smash my alarm to bits when it rings and need a gallon or two of coffee before I can make conversation with anyone. But I just can't see thisÂ idea being realistic.
Some studies have shown that working four days increases productivity in its workers.
Then why isn't everyone doing it already? Why stop at fourÂ days? Let's go for threeÂ and watch productivity go off the scale!
Get the workforce down to twoÂ days a week and we'll all be so productive. WeÂ would even seeÂ the robots out of a job.
I wouldÂ run into work, wash the boss'Â car in my lunch break, clear the printer of every blockage and ride home on my unicorn '“Â sounds amazing, doesn't it? I can't wait for it.
It'sÂ typical socialism in action:Â more for less. But, it makes me wonderÂ who will be lumbered with paying for all of this.
It's fineÂ for champagne socialists,Â like O'Grady, to talkÂ about this when they areÂ giving themselvesÂ Â£18,000Â pay rises when they alreadyÂ earnÂ Â£175,000 a year.
But what about the rest of us?
Working less hours means less money for the exchequer, meaningÂ higher taxes needed to cover the deficit '“Â you wouldÂ be working less hours but paying more taxes for the privilege.
All these ideas are good in principle, but areÂ just not practical.
SurelyÂ the EU has better things to do than ban memes
The Cold WarÂ has been on and off and near the brink again. But the next upcoming stand-off will be the meme war.
The EU in all their wisdom have passed a copyright law '“Â Article 13Â or the meme killerÂ as it's been termed '“ which could basically put an end to the meme.
You've got all the world's problems: poverty, disease, famine, terrorism. But the EU decides to ban memes. Ridiculous!
They're such a huge part of the internet so it just shows how out of touch these people are. I'm glad we are leaving.
It's getting to the stage that when there's something the EU don't agree with, they ban it. Now whereÂ have we seen that before? Brexit is looking better and better every day.
Do these celebritiesÂ know what to do in the kitchen?Â
Rapper SnoopÂ Dog is the latest celebrity to jump on the cooking bandwagon. He says his kitchen is '˜blazin'Â and wants to share his favourite culinary delights with other food fans.Â
The amount of celebrities releasing cookbooksÂ is relentless. What do they actually know about cooking?Â They're hardly experts, they're just like you and me.
Well, not me.Â I can make a decent sandwich and put some pop tarts in the toaster. No one wants to watch that.Â
Apparently, Snoop Dog'sÂ book From Crook to CookÂ will feature 50Â of the rapper's favourite recipesÂ from his personal collection. I'm guessing that's a variety of space cakes.