A 4 Day Work Week: Yea or Nay?

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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
I still believe that full time means a 40 hour week and I'd rather work four tens than five eights. A three day weekend every week sounds wonderful.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
I used to schedule myself 4 10s instead of 5 8s. Loved that. But not all jobs can run like that.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
since the economy downturn in order to not have layoffs, we all agreed when our work is complete on Fridays we would leave early without pay. It's still happening and I am not sure I want it to turn around, gotten used to early out Fridays and enjoy them.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
only if it was 10 hour days. so icould still get 40 hours. in. but on my job thats not too likely to happen. hospital work they need you when the workload is busy.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Should really be left up to the employers--not all jobs can operate on a 4-day work week.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
I would rather work four ten hour days than five eight hour days. I would seem to be logical that it would result in one day fewer commuting hours which would result in less stress and less vehicle emissions. Work hours would have more continuity breaking four times instead of five. More continuous quality time with family. I could probably come up with more, but I'm tired from work.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
In every job I've ever had … Navy, military contractor, and two different software companies … 12 hour days, seven days a week, was slacking.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
4 days of school
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
The less work days, the better.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
I would love to work 4 10's instead of 5 8's... An extra day off with my family while making the same amount of money... You bet'cha!
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
I guess... What's work...????? (x 93,000,000)
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
GREAT POST THUMBS
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
There are other things in life than work.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
If you get paid by the hour you get screwed. It is reported that Monday's and Wednesday's are the least productive day's of the work week, So you wouldn't get much done. beside what day's would you get rid of?
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
I was doing a 4 day work week loading trucks for around 10 hours a day or more in a warehouse, and the 3 days off were like a min-vacation when I was taking them. Now I work 2 extra days for the time and half overtime.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
If they let me do it, I'd be happy to do it. Either Mon-Thurs, Tues-Fri, or have Wednesdays off in addition to weekends.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Back when gas prices broke $4.00 a gallon I was allowed to work 4 ten hour days. Loved it, and it saves 20% on the gas bill. The nation could save millions of gallons of gas a day if it switched to a 4-10 work week. Not only that, but it would allow government offices to be open 2 hours longer, giving people more opportunity to conduct their business instead of having to take time off from work. I plan on going into partial retirement around April, down to 3-8 hr days a week. I'm looking forward to it.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
GREAT POST THUMBS
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Try providing for a family, making house / rent payments, etc on part time work.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Either/or... It's nice having 3 days off, but it's also nice not working 10 hours a day
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
OMG, I would have loved to work a schedule like that! I get my second wind about 4 p.m. and could have been a lot more productive working until 7 p.m.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Would be nice, more family time.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
I'd be willing to work 10 hour days in order to have 3 days off.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
if the payment is decent, why not
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
not going to happen though. having to work 4 days a week would cut into time spent golfing boehner obama golfing
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
We work a 9-80 schedule. Used to be 5-40, but changed a few years ago. We work 44 hours one week and 36 the next week which is an off Friday. We tried to get four 10's but it didn't happen, but at least we got the 9-80.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
In the winter I work four ten hour days. One less day to fight the winter elements. In the summer I work five eight hour days. This allows me to joins a couple golf leagues that start early in the evenings.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Four ten hour days would be alright but, I couldn't afford to just work four eight hour days.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
obviously
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
I've been saying that for YEARS! 4 on 3 off..YES!
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
years of production experience show an 8 hour work day gets about the best work out of a guy that you are going to get, work after 8 hours shows human production slows down, but if we are going to have a 4 day work week then it will have to adjust the work day for 10 hours , a business has to maintain a certain amount of finished production to stay viable. Also an extended weekend might lead to a reduction of returning workforce because workers may become susceptible to sickness or injury and not able to return to work. It is my opinion that a 5 day 40 hour workweek is about the best your are going to get from the normal worker.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
YES please!
My boyfriend and I were literally just talking about this tonight, haha. It would be such a good idea. I would gladly work 4 10-hour days to be able to have a 3 day weekend.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
GREAT POST THUMBS
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
I think most people would rather work four 10 hour days versus five 8's.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Good idea
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Graveyard 9pm-7am was always my favorite shift. I'd go in on Sunday at 9pm and finish my 40 hours at 7am Thursday morning. Guess that's why I'm still a night owl today.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
I feel most of us that actually work....work too much. Spend time with friends and family.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
If people want to work four 10 hour days that is great. I generally just work until the work is done. Sometimes it only takes me 3 days.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
I've worked jobs that were four 10 hr shifts per week and even one that was three 12 hour shifts per week. The extra days off are nice, but three 12 hour days in a row mean you work your entire week in a 60 hour period and that is just grueling. If I am working a 40 hour week I prefer four 10 hour shifts per week. I currently work five 9 hour shifts a week plus night weekend call 1/3 of the time when not working.
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Why not?
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answered Aug 18, 2016 by Anonymous (2,291,900 points)
Working a 4 day week doesn't necessarily mean working less that 40 hours. I worked 4-10 hr days for awhile and loved it. Companies have found that productivity actually increases with 4-10's, workers have only 4 days to mill around in the morning getting coffee and gossiping. Additionally, your commuting costs are reduced 20%, and things like going to the doctor, dentist, drivers license, etc can be taken care of without taking off from work. Income remains the same, commuting costs are reduced 20%, it's like getting a raise, and you can get stuff done during the week providing more free time on the weekend.
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