Tuesday, March 19, 2013


There's a commercial that I've seen a couple of times. It's for a bank that promises it has dialed back on the automatic, non-human services that can be so frustrating. In this particular ad, the bank is closing and a dis-embodied voice tells the harried customer to "come back during business hours."

"I run a business during business hours," he complains as the lights go out.

Most teachers can certainly relate to his dilemma. We run a classroom during business hours. When we're in class, we cannot make or receive phone calls concerning anything. We can't leave for an hour to go to an appointment or let a repairman into our homes. If we need to take care of personal business, we take leave and get a sub.

Come to think of it, I guess most people are working during business hours, which makes sense if your business is business, but what about everybody else?


  1. Great point. We have to loose money to get a sub for personal leave for all those important things that a lot of people can just leave for.

  2. I've seen that commercial and it drives me crazy. Between ATMs and now cell phone apps, there is very little one actually has to go inside the bank for at any hour.

    As for your question about when people are working, being self-employed rules.