“It’s an extra hour, so I should get paid for it.” This is one of the many conundrum circulating the daylight saving time controversy. Is it a legitimate adjustment of time? Students and teachers alike enjoy the switch from standard time to daylight saving time and vice versa.
The objective of DST is to conserve energy. Experts felt in the summer when time is extended people will be outside more and hence lesser use of energy. The same concept is applied to spring time, the sun is believed to attract outside activities. But how much energy is saved by one hour earlier or later of a 24 hour day?
The regulators of daylight saving time picked Sunday, the second one in March to begin the saving of energy. The spring and summer days are shorted, standard time is lost but regained in November of that year.
Interestingly enough not all of the areas in United States follow this regulation. Arizona is a state that cannot implement this regulation. The residents of that state already enjoy lengthy day light without having to move the hand of the clock. The Uniform Time Act of 1966 when passed give states the option of implementation. Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgins Islands are non-participants of daylight saving time. The states that do participate follow the directives of the Department of Transportation.
There will not be extra pay for the hour the reset to standard time is considered an offset. But many question how much energy can be preserved within an hour when technology has given birth to so many electrical gadgets.