Abolishing Daylight Saving Time

Some people in my area have recently been proposing abolishing Daylight Saving Time.

I could go for that.

Twice a year, I have to fiddle with my publication time so that my articles are released at noon Pacific Time and just after. Every time, I have to stop to think about it to make sure that I get the direction of the change right. And now that I think about it, I think that I have had the time wrong for the past few weeks.

I have to change my clocks. I had a problem with one of my computers where it appears that it switched a week or so early.

More seriously, people have to adjust their sleep schedules. This can be difficult. I got hit by this on the last switch to DST. On the Monday after, I had a 5 AM meet-up time for an inventory counting job out of town. It still felt like 4 AM, and that was the time I had to be there. I effectively had to get up at about 2:30 AM (instead of a “sensible” 3:30 AM). Fortunately, I got to sleep on the two-hour drive there, but the driver did not. I recently qualified to be a company driver, and now, as I joke, I only get to sleep on a drive once.

I think that we would be better off without Daylight Saving Time.