LABOR: Start When You Please

Ellen Dye, an administrator for the Department of Health, Education and Welfare in Chicago, takes a 4 p.m. swim in the glass-enclosed pool of her apartment house and watches commuter traffic build up outside. One of her bosses, Lee Feldman, gets up early and jogs along Chicago's lakefront. In Palo Alto, Calif., Ted Stephens, an executive of Alza, a pharmaceutical firm, fixes a leisurely breakfast for his two children, drives them to their school, goes back to bed and shows up at his office as...

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