In a bid to ameliorate people’s personal relationships and attain better work-life balance in the country, a local councillor, on Tuesday (February 21), proposed that Swedes should be allowed to have an hour-long paid break from work to go home and have sex with their partners.
After presenting the motion, Per-Erik Muskos, a 42-year-old city councillor for the northern town of Overtornea said, “There are studies that show sex is healthy.”
Councillor Muskos. hbwebben
He also said that couples were not spending enough time with each other in today’s society, so employees should be given time-off during the day to get intimate with their lovers.
However, he made a point of saying there was no way to guarantee that an employee would take the opportunity and use that hour expressly for having sex with his/her partner. “You can’t guarantee that a worker doesn’t go out for a walk instead,” Muskos said. The councillor believes employees must be trusted by their employers with their free hour.
Muskos also said that ‘he saw no reason’ why the motion wouldn’t pass.
According to a study by economic research institute Coe-Rexecode, after the Finns and the French, Swedish-full time employees worked the least in Europe with only 1685 hours on average in the year 2015. Below the Swedish were the Germans with 1847 hours and the British with 1900 hours in 2015.
Seriously, the countries in the European Union are giving workplace goals to organizations and institutions across the globe.
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