Most SMEs in favour of daylight saving

Around two-thirds of small to medium enterprises in Western Australia are in favour of daylight saving with over 50 per cent of respondents to a new survey claiming the extra daylight increased business productivity.


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I can only echo the sentiments of other businesses in stating how Daylight Saving gives a significant advantage to dealing with Eastern States which I do a lot. I also deal with Asia a lot and find the 1 hour difference with Daylight saving is quite acceptable to all concerned, whereas a 3 hour time difference in the same country is very difficult to work around. Being in a small business with WA customers I cannot finish work early, so Daylight Saving allows me to play outdoors with my children in daylight, something I cannot do without daylight saving Let us remember we are voting on behalf of our children and probably their children, so let's vote YES YES YES!

The article states that "over 50 per cent of respondents to a new survey claiming the extra daylight increased business productivity." So, over 50% of respondents believe that changing their clock somehow creates extra daylight? In my work, I communicate, on a daily basis, with people around the globe. There are ways and means of working around multiple time zones with much more than 3 hours difference. I think the argument that daylight saving makes it easier to do business with Eastern states firms is over-stated. I personally enjoy morning daylight, and thoroughly enjoyed many morning hours of quality time with my son when he was young and used to wake with the sun. So I think the argument that daylight saving somehow provides more family time is a bit of a nonsense. I'll vote NO NO NO for my child and his children to come.

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