I know I rarely make threads but due to the economic crisis I wanted to get people's opinions of work. Now it sounds simplistic but I was thinking is the idea of work as we know it essentially 'played out'? Here's what I mean. Most jobs either pay hourly or salary and in many jobs (not all) people spend part of the day doing nothing except waiting for the time to get off. The idea of this happening especially in office related jobs, to me, is a waste of efficiency. You are given a limited amount of time on this planet and with the time wasted at work could you not rest, take care of various duties, or countless other things? Also, what's in it for the business? By getting work done faster and letting people leave does that not decrease overhead costs which lowers your liabilities and in return increases your assets? Another portion of work that I have been curious about, and I have typed about it before, is the idea of age and work. Now, I'm all for staying active as you get older but when I talk about age and work I'm refering to people who have worked at a place for 20 or more years at the same place. Should there be an age limit on how long you can work at one place? I mean someone who has been at a specific place increases payroll and liability generally speaking and ideally wouldn't a younger person who is trying to make a place for themselves in the working world be able to use it more than the older person? After 20 years or more at the same place shouldn't you have what you are going to have in life for the most part? I'll stop right here and feel free to answer my questions, and furthermore feel free to add your own opinions about work, because I'm curious on this subject.