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||In Mexico they do a lot of things at night, because it's much too hot during the day! I saw guys fixing roofs at midnight because up on a roof in the midday sun could kill you!
||// I saw guys fixing roofs at midnight //
||We have the same thing in England; a lot of work is
done on church rooves at night.
||which might explain that MB brand second-hand lead I saw at the car boot sale....
||Inconvenient business hours are sometimes the
result of collusion. For example, bankers might
keep "bankers hours" because it's nicer for the
bankers, and because, as long as all the others do
likewise, profits don't suffer. (This requires a
class of businessmen content to make a
comfortable living, but not aggressive about
maximizing profits.) But if one, more aggressive
than the rest adopts a policy of staying open
late, the others either follow suit, or lose
business. (Laws restricting business hours are one
legal way for the less aggressive businessmen to
||So, this is a real idea: in fact, the germ of a
business model. [+] In fact,this could be pitched
employers who, in lieu of "personal days" used to
run errands, pay the surcharge for this service.
They could pay the true value of the employee's
time, to the employee, because, for the
employer, there would be additional value in not
disrupting the work of other employees by that
employee's temporary absence.