Quizatzhaderac wrote:So your idea to help the poor is to cut their hours?x7eggert wrote:That's why it's important to have Sabbath days.
They are poor because of having long hours. They are poor because of doing cheap labor on off days instead of better wages on work days.
I'd suppose you're imagining that workers don't have the option to vote+short break/keep working and have the choice vote/keep job; they don't, the law requires employers to grant reasonable absences for voting to anyone that requests it. (with variations because we have 56 sets of laws)
Also they have the power to hire and fire and off cause the fire is completely unrelated to voting.
Mandatory sabbath laws wouldn't just restructure service jobs, but it would eliminate a good fraction of them; being as that the point of them is for someone to be working while other people aren't.
If these service jobs were as good as you claim, the people would be well off by doing them, and they would be greeted with honor. Instead and usually, they are wage slaves. Even if there is additional pay, it's deduced from the normal pay.