The 4 Day Work Week

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    How does reducing production help anyone??
     
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    The article says the state workers work 4 ten hour days instead of 5 eight hour days and they thought of the idea to save fuel, but wound up saving overtime money as well.

    Assuming production is the same, sounds like a win - win to me.
     
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    The math adds up, doesn't it............................:eusa_whistle:
     
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    OK. So total hours worked is the same.
    I dunno. I know some firefighters and hospital workers who do pretty much that right now and seem to like it. If it works for every one then why not?
     
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    I worked a 4-10 schedule when I was an airline mechanic. I loved it because I always had Fri, Sat and Sun off.
     
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    I don't think they really do.

    They probably post on message boards all day instead of working, don't you think?
     
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    I could get used to that too.

    2 extra hours a day, 4 days a week, for an extra day off.
     
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    I have a sister who is a State employee and her husband is a federal employee, so I'm always ribbing them about it. I've done contract work for State agencies. The joke was always "stay away from the door at 4:30 p.m. or you'll be trampled." I don't recall anyone working overtime. (Teachers, on the other hand, always work hard.)
     

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