The Structure of Our Days

The Yahoo! offices in Bangalore
The Yahoo! offices in Bangalore (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Marx would argue that even the shape of our days reflects the character of industrial capitalism. Most of us go to factories or offices away from our homes because that is the most efficient way to produce. We assume that rush-hour traffic is the way it has to be and as regards our work life is separated from our home life.
In very important ways, this situation splits our lives into separate fragments as how much do you know about the jobs your parents and relatives hold? How often do you go to where they work? Would the people working there welcome you and take the opportunity to teach you something, or would your presence interfere with their getting their work done?
Most likely you know very little about what people in your family do or where they work and that is probably alright with you as you may even think that work is more important than family life.
I know that the situation has changed a lot especially in our current age were the internet and advancement in communication has made not all but most of us can work from our homes.
As you probably know the book called (Remote—office not required) written by Jason Fried the founder and CEO of Basecamp which encourages us all to work from home as our office because in his view he has discovered that working in the office now is no longer needed with all the advancement in technology and communication.
And this is exactly what Marx would need because he says that our authentic life is typically oriented in our homes as a location.
But despite this still for example the CEO of Yahoo Melisa Myers thinks that all Yahoo employees should come to the Yahoo office.

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