"Je t'adore, ich liebe dich, Hit me! hit me! hit me!" The Blockheads
The 80/20 rule is about as relevant as the 'rule of thumb'. In the 1400's, a law was set forth in England that, a man was allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. It seems a fraction out of date for mine.
Any rule designed to support an outcome is about as useless as 'tits on a bull'. Who decided the 80/20 principle? Which economic argument does it consider? Who believes that a fixed ratio is relevant to any argument? I'm here to telll you, I won't be measuring the 'gauge' on my rhythm stick to get my point across. 80/20 is so 80's.
Rewind to the the 19th Century ‘modern‘ principle of the '8 Hour Day'. 8 hours work, 8 hours play, 8 hours sleep. It was ground breaking at the time and a seminal moment in the socialist labour movement.
Intersperse a global pandemic and consider a 2020 tint. Recognise and respect the new playing field. Acknowledge the stupidity of unions and labour governments. I've got a new idea. The 4 day week. Why? Because employees can achieve everything for their employer in 4 days.
Guess what? Every weekend is a long weekend and every hospo business, in and out of metro location, will benefit greatly. If employees and businesses stay tight in the model, there will be no penalty rates. Build the structure to our new economy. So simple and so smart. If I don’t say so myself.
Unions, don’t raise your stick to me. Put it down. I don’t like it.