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FORGET DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME, WISCONSIN REPUBLICANS PROPOSE WEEKEND SAVING TIME!

Grothman (Photo: HuffPost)
Grothman (Photo: HuffPost)

MADISON, Wisconsin (The Adobo Chronicles) – Forget about Daylight Saving Time. The debate about whether Americans should wake up one hour early or one hour later was so yesterday! If the Republicans have their way, they’d rather implement ‘Weekend Saving Time.’ Or WST.

Say what?

It means your entire weekend will disappear.

Wisconsin state Sen. Glenn Grothman (R) wants to roll back one of the state’s progressive labor laws, arguing that workers should be allowed to work without a day off if they so choose.

“Right now in Wisconsin, you’re not supposed to work seven days in a row, which is a little ridiculous because all sorts of people want to work seven days a week,” he told The Huffington Post in an interview.

Wisconsin is one of the few states in the nation where businesses “must provide employees with at least one period consisting of 24 consecutive hours of rest in each calendar week.” This doesn’t mean that workers get to take off once every seven days; an employee could work for up to 12 consecutive days “if the days of rest fall on the first and last days of the 2 week period.”

Grothman said he finds this law “a little goofy,” and he argued that rolling it back is a matter of “freedom.”

He’s proposing legislation that “would allow an employee to voluntarily choose to work without one day of rest in seven,” according to an email sent by his office to other state lawmakers on Friday. State Rep. Mark Born (R) is leading the legislation in the state Assembly.

Newly-declared presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz (R, Texas) actually likes the idea. Very much.

So there you have it, be prepared to roll back your weekend. Or roll it forward? Nah. How about give it up forever?

 

REMINDER: DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME STARTS THIS THURSDAY

imageThe Adobo Chronicles would like to remind our readers that Daylight Saving Time (DST) starts this Thursday, November 27.

Before you go to bed on Wednesday, set your clocks forward 24 hours.  When you wake up on Thursday, it will be Friday, Black Friday.

Sorry that you all will miss Thanksgiving Day.  But Happy Shopping!

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