No, I'm talking about the brain-dead 40 hour week that everyone is supposed to work for the rest of time, despite the fact that machines are doing most of the hard physical work now. Anything that is repetitive will be taken over by robots, that's just a fact. You can work the hardest of anyone, but if you are getting low wages for it, then what is the point? There are plenty of people around the world who are well off without working all year long. Casual and part-time work just generally makes more sense in today's world. Doesn't matter where I've worked, I can tell you most full-time employees don't have enough work to fill in their days. The only reason it's still so prevalent is because we are stuck in this paradigm. The government and it's banking system is based on assumptions made 60 years ago and there have been no fundamental changes and it just isn't working anymore. It made sense at the end of WW2, but so many institutions have been built up around it that benefit from it that it seems we needed the crisis to force the necessary changes. Don't get stuck thinking the world will be pretty much as you always knew it. People who do that end up getting thought of as dinosaurs. Wage slave thinking. But Marx was fond of that. The whole worker's paradise thing. In fact, that's what we largely got in Western society. A type of Marxian socialism.