Spanish prime minister proposes removing the siesta | Fox News

A follower takes a siestum in Oviedo, Spain.( Reuters)

The Spanish prime minister reportedly has proposed axing the countrys three-hour midday lunch and nap destroys to accompany Spain into the 21 st century.

Mariano Rajoys announcement comes in response to concerns about Spains slow economy and citizens quality of life.

Instead of a nine-to-five work day, Spaniards often arrive at their jobs at 10 am, leave around 2pm to eat lunch and take a siesta, or a post-lunch sleep, and then resume driving until around 8p m. While such a schedule has long been the jealousy of proletarians worldwide, these siestums necessitate Spaniards actually acted more total hours than same employees in non-eu countries — but are less productive.

Rajoy said at a press conference he would be working with Spains various political parties, unions and business to cut out snoozes and point the work day at 6pm, The Australian reports .

Siestas grew favourite back when Spains economy was mainly agricultural, and midday summertime temperatures would become insufferable for outdoor works, sometimes climbing to 104 grades Fahrenheit. But today, Spains economy is primarily service-based, obligating the long violates unnecessary.

Rajoy is also pushing legislation that would revolve the clocks back by 1 hour to wreak the country into Greenwich Mean Time.

Spain changed its clocks in 1942 to align with Eastern European occasion, a alteration made by the oppressor Francisco Franco to show allegiance to Nazi Germany.

This isnt the first time Spain has tried to streamline the nations work schedule. In 2013, a parliamentary commission called for major proletariat reforms, including more flexible working hours, to cut our lunch bursts, to modernize business fulfills by setting time limits for them and to practise and requisition punctuality, the commissions report said, according to The Australian.

It was accepted adjusting the work day would build Spain more competitive in the international economy, heighten the two countries birth rates and reduce divorce rates.

Rajoy did not institute the commission on human rights recommendations at the time, despite the proposals nationwide notoriety, and some pretension he is only now doing so to win votes ahead of a second general election in June.

The countrys other political parties have constituted same recommendations.

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