In Defense of Workplace-Subsidized Adderall

One cannot know how difficult it is to concentrate on a single thing for more than five minutes until one is forced to do so for eight hours every day. The monotony of enduring things you do not enjoy doing and/or things that are made up and don’t really need to be done in the first place certainly necessitates a healthy dosage of Adderall. Not only would this increase productivity, but it would also allow an office worker to get his or her work done more quickly, thereby cutting the eight-hour workday potentially in less than half. But then again, no major corporation or business would ever want this to happen.

As someone anonymous once said:

“But the 8-hour workday is too profitable for big business, not because of the amount of work people get done in eight hours (the average office worker gets less than three hours of actual work done in 8 hours) but because it makes for such a purchase-happy public. Keeping free time scarce means people pay a lot more for convenience, gratification, and any other relief they can buy. It keeps them watching television, and its commercials. It keeps them unambitious outside of work.”

It is for this reason that we will never get workplace-subsidized Adderall. That, and they probably know we would just pocket it all for our own outside-of-work use. Not that one knows what life is like outside of work in America.