I hadn’t thought of this . . .

| September 30, 2010 | 1 Reply

Life Hacks offers many ideas, some of them useful. Here’s one I had not previously considered, but it only applies to those of you who are on the clock (it doesn’t work for salaried folks). Don’t poop at home. Wait until you are at work:

Get Paid to Poop. You’ll be using less of your own time and more of your company’s time. If you poop for an average of 10 min per day, your company will have paid you for more than 40 hours of pooping by the end of the year. That’s half as long as most paid vacations.

Though I hadn’t considered the the advantage of pooping at work prior to reading this, I had considered the aggregate cost of shaving before. Even if it only takes 3 minutes per day to shave, that amounts to 1,095 minutes = more than 18 hours per year. I will plainly admit that that is one of the reasons that I chose to be bearded.

Or consider that you might want to aggressively label unwanted email as junk. What if you spend even 1 minute per day deleting unwanted emails? That’s six hours per year deleting individual emails.

One more example. What if you ride a bike to work each day instead of driving a car (this is easy to do if you live within 5 miles of your work place–I’ve done it every day this week). This means there is no need to work out after work, because I’ve already exercised by getting to and from work. Further, it only takes 10 minutes longer to ride a bike 5 miles in the city than to drive it (it takes about 22 minutes to ride and 12 minutes to drive). Assuming that you would have worked out about 45 minutes if you didn’t commute by bike, you are saving at least 25 minutes per day exercising, which is 152 hours per year, which is the equivalent of more than 3 workweeks of vacation.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich and his wife, Anne Jay, live in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where they are raising their two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Niklaus Pfirsig says:

    My uncle used to do that years ago. It also saved money by using someone else's toilet paper and water.

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