Actually, he’s right. When I was a kid, most housewives didn’t work 8 or more hours straight. They did a task, then did something else that they wanted to do, yakked with neighbors, did some more work, etc. It was the extra income that most sought when they entered the job market, despite only being able to retain 20% of the extra income after all the additional costs of having two people work were tallied up (transportation, child care, etc.). Most found that working 8+ hours a day was not as much fun as they thought it would be, versus having their own schedule.