29th August 2011
Some state agencies in Kentucky allow their workers to have paid exercise breaks.
‘Get a government job!’ — John Derbyshire, Patron Saint of Dyspepsia
Department of Financial Institutions employee Lisa Clark said being able to extend her lunch break to work out has been so beneficial she hasn’t had to visit her doctor for low back pain and fibromyalgia, which causes body-wide pain, in a year.
“Nothing has helped me like exercise has,” said Clark, an administrative coordinator. “For me to be able to incorporate it into my lunch hour, motivates me to go to the gym.”
No, sweetie, what motivates you to go to the gym is that you’re doing it on the taxpayer’s dime. If you won’t do it without being paid, your ‘body-wide pain’ isn’t all that bad.