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(The Cut)   Now is the time for America to implement a four-day work week   (thecut.com) divider line
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2020-05-20 11:02:04 PM  
The only way that would happen in America is if those days are 10 hours.

Actually did that at one job, it was optional but I liked the 3 day weekends.  Also had another job in a NOC that was 12 hour days, 4 days on, 4 days off, 3 days on, 3 days off.
 
2020-05-21 12:15:05 AM  
DO IT
 
2020-05-21 12:22:30 AM  
I did a job that was 4×10. It was great.

Another job I had had some flexibility. 10, 8, 8, 8, 6. Getting to leave early every Friday was great.

Now, I'm in a union-mandated 8-4:30, ass-in-an-office-chair schedule. Though we have set up WFH provisions.
 
2020-05-21 4:40:19 AM  
Where you work from will be a bigger topic than how long you work
 
2020-05-21 4:52:40 AM  
You would have to have rent control laws passed for that to work subby

But that is never going to happen and you clearly didnt think that far ahead, so
 
2020-05-21 5:53:13 AM  

lifeslammer: You would have to have rent control laws passed for that to work subby

But that is never going to happen and you clearly didnt think that far ahead, so


Can't see what one has to do with other.
No snark. Truly curious about your logic
 
2020-05-21 6:37:57 AM  
and retail managers will still be working 60-70 hour weeks and 90+ weeks during christmas
 
2020-05-21 7:08:36 AM  
Yeah... Not going to happen.  If I'm working 5 days and have 2 days actually off I'm lucky.  Usually it's 5 days on site, 2 days and most nights on call where I'm still supporting field techs.

I'm salaried and absolutely positive a good chunk of middle management would have me sitting in a warehouse over weekends just twiddling my thumbs if they could.  Just so they can tell the client "they have an engineer already out there".
 
2020-05-21 7:29:45 AM  
I could do 4x10 if the kids were also on the same school schedule.  If they aren't then it won't work.

However, making a kid go to school for 10 hours isn't fair to the kid.
 
2020-05-21 8:21:48 AM  
I work 4 x 10 Monday through Thursday and it is glorious. I think as many people as possible should be on 4 10s or 4 8s or 4 6s. The extra full day off makes such a big stress relief.
 
2020-05-21 8:40:12 AM  

joylessFark: lifeslammer: You would have to have rent control laws passed for that to work subby

But that is never going to happen and you clearly didnt think that far ahead, so

Can't see what one has to do with other.
No snark. Truly curious about your logic


Pick a city. Look into the rent prices for a 1b1b apartment

4 day week means you are doing 32 hours, not 40 a week, because most states define overtime as anything over 8 hours in 1 day, so most places do the best they can to avoid that

now, figure how much you have to make an hour to meet the break even point in that city. Unless you put rent control into place to tie a 1b1b to 32 hours of min wage, its going to be impossible to make ends meet in 95% of the places you will look
 
2020-05-21 9:53:22 AM  
My company talked about doing that 20 years ago.  They unfortunately figured out us IT folks were already working 10+ hour days and we would have loved a free day off.

Now is the time to convince management that working remote is not only possible but effective for a heck of a lot of jobs out there.

Meh, what do I care, I've been home-based for years.
 
2020-05-21 9:58:41 AM  
Joke's on you, subby.  I only work 4 days as it is.

/Don't tell my boss
//Or my wife
///Or some third person
 
2020-05-21 9:59:28 AM  
Too bad most Americans are going to be on a zero day workweek.
 
2020-05-21 2:59:47 PM  

lifeslammer: joylessFark: lifeslammer: You would have to have rent control laws passed for that to work subby

But that is never going to happen and you clearly didnt think that far ahead, so

Can't see what one has to do with other.
No snark. Truly curious about your logic

Pick a city. Look into the rent prices for a 1b1b apartment

4 day week means you are doing 32 hours, not 40 a week, because most states define overtime as anything over 8 hours in 1 day, so most places do the best they can to avoid that

now, figure how much you have to make an hour to meet the break even point in that city. Unless you put rent control into place to tie a 1b1b to 32 hours of min wage, its going to be impossible to make ends meet in 95% of the places you will look


Define "most states". With source. Because if you actually look https://www.shrm.org/resourcesan​dtools​/tools-and-samples/hr-qa/pages/whatsta​tesrequireovertimetobecalculatedonhour​sworkedinexcessofeightperdayinsteadoff​ortyperweek.aspx only two do, plus two US territories.
 
2020-05-21 6:03:21 PM  
Never mind that, how about 30 hour workweeks.

It's not like any work gets done during that extra 10 hours now anyway.
 
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