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Old 10-06-2007, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Florida
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A 36-hour work week consisting of three 12-hour shifts a week should be the law, instead of five 8-hour shifts a week. Three 12-hour shifts gives us four other days a week to do other stuff. Pro's and Con's?
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Old 10-06-2007, 01:01 PM
 
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Too many kids at home without parents. You'd have to measure the impact on schools. I think matching the school day to the work day would be a great way to insure kids aren't abandoned several hours a day. But, I'd also change the schedules for both to be 5-day 35-hour (8 to 4) weeks alternating with 4-day 35-hour (8 to 4) weeks. This extra day would give people more time at home with their families or doing whatever they want. We have to stop thinking that "life" is "working".

Ideally, no one should have to work away too far away from home. It'll be nice when this economic system runs its course and we all stand up for what really matters: it's not income or luxuries, it's our loved ones and ourselves, it's nature and the land, not status and competition.
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Old 10-06-2007, 01:43 PM
 
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Too many kids at home without parents. You'd have to measure the impact on schools. I think matching the school day to the work day would be a great way to insure kids aren't abandoned several hours a day. But, I'd also change the schedules for both to be 5-day 35-hour (8 to 4) weeks alternating with 4-day 35-hour (8 to 4) weeks. This extra day would give people more time at home with their families or doing whatever they want. We have to stop thinking that "life" is "working".

Ideally, no one should have to work away too far away from home. It'll be nice when this economic system runs its course and we all stand up for what really matters: it's not income or luxuries, it's our loved ones and ourselves, it's nature and the land, not status and competition.
Good point about the kids. An alternative is to have the kids come to aftercare at mom or dad's workplace after school (which is provided by the employer) and go home w/ mom or dad when he or she is done at work. Far fetched?
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Old 10-06-2007, 02:13 PM
 
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I like the idea of having four days off every week, but it'll never happen. We are rapidly becoming a nation of corporations for corporations. What works best for individuals doesn't matter. If it did we would have a lot more vacation time and benefits like medical and dental would be much cheaper.
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Old 10-06-2007, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I like the idea of having four days off every week, but it'll never happen.
Vote for it. That's how it'll happen.

Last edited by grew-up-3rd-culture; 10-06-2007 at 02:43 PM.. Reason: typo
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Old 10-06-2007, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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A 36-hour work week consisting of three 12-hour shifts a week should be the law, instead of five 8-hour shifts a week. Three 12-hour shifts gives us four other days a week to do other stuff. Pro's and Con's?

Ask the French how well that 35-hour work week has worked out for them.
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Old 10-06-2007, 02:57 PM
 
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Ask the French how well that 35-hour work week has worked out for them.
Why, is there something we should know?
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Old 10-06-2007, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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I think it depends on the sort of work you do.
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Old 10-06-2007, 04:04 PM
 
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Why, is there something we should know?
They're talking about getting rid of it....so....what do you think?
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Old 10-06-2007, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Your mind
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We have plenty of people in this country who want to get rid of Welfare, Social Security, Medicare, labor laws, ect. ... that doesn't mean they're right. Most Americans want universal healthcare but you probably don't think it's a good idea. I'm not saying the French work week is a good idea, necessarily, but you'll have to be more evidence-based than that.
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