Ignacio Buqueras, president of the Humanities Section of the Royal Academy of Doctors of Spain and honorary president of the Association for the Rationalization of Schedules in Spain, attributes to the Spanish schedules, outdated in relation to the rest of European countries, structural problems such as the weakness of civil society, the low birth rate or even the number of divorces and school failure. The Royal Academy of Doctors of Spain maintains a close relationship with the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED).
“Many women have told me: I would like to have more children but with these schedules I can’t raise the family, we are the last ones to help the family, as well as the European country with more marital separations. Many couples come to their homes after long hours of work and between them creates unnecessary tensions. In the rest of Europe, it’s normal for people to finish their workday at five in the afternoon”, Buqueras explains in an interview with La Razón newspaper.
On the other hand, the academician denounces the “presentism” as a characteristic of the Spanish labor world that forces the workers to remain in their work place unproductive hours for their activity. “In te rest of Europe, if the boss wants to stay… as if he has a bunk in the office and wants to sleep there until the next day. It’s his problem”, considers. Buqueras believes that after a good start in the bid to rationalize schedules, Spain is failing in the attempt.