Danville Express

Perspective - August 31, 2007


asked in downtown Danville

This is Labor Day weekend. Do you think Americans work too much?

Most people don't. What's the unemployment rate - 4 percent? My friend says if you make a job of finding a job it won't take you very long. The ones who don't want to work don't.

Cliff Schofield

home builder

I think Americans work hard, particularly the poor. Some people get paid too much; some people get paid too little. There is a lot of injustice, but still a lot of opportunity. Overall, I'd say we work harder now than we have ever.

Paul Harris


Well, we don't take enough vacation time compared to some parts of the world. In my profession, a lot of Hispanics work circles around us white boys. They tend to do a whole lot faster, more labor-intensive work.

Jon Turney


It depends on the profession, really. I don't feel overworked - I work for myself and make my own hours. "Overworked" implies you're forced into it.

Melissa Craig

graphic designer

Yes, I do if you are generally implying a corporate-type job, excluding me. If you love your job, you don't feel overworked, no matter how much you work.

Travis Fong

foreign exchange operations technician


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