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Old 07-03-2008, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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Utah is going to a 4-day workweek - Careers - MSNBC.com

In a yearlong experiment aimed at reducing the state's energy costs and commuters' gasoline expenses, Utah is about to become the first state to switch to a four-day workweek for thousands of government employees.

Turning off the lights, the heat and the air conditioning on Fridays in 1,000 of 3,000 government buildings will save about $3 million a year out of a state budget of $11 billion, according to the governor's spokeswoman, Lisa Roskelley. The state will also save on gasoline used by official vehicles, but authorities have not figured out how much.

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I guess that old adage "if it's built on a Friday or Monday, don't buy it" won't apply much longer.

Or something like that.
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Old 07-03-2008, 01:30 PM
 
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Are they still paying the same salaries to these people or do they work hourly? Nevermind, i just saw they work 10-hour days instead... how does that save anything? Especially if the work an equal number of hours and use an equal number of electricity... where is the savings other than working one day less... and not opened on Friday... what kind of public service is that? Opened every day but no Friday and using the same electricity... you use two hours extra of electricity every day that would of been used on Friday anyhow... I don't get it other than allowing state employees to work one day less... making it more inconvenient for the public who can't do things on Fridays caused its "closed"...
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Old 07-03-2008, 01:42 PM
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how does that save anything? Especially if the work an equal number of hours and use an equal number of electricity... where is the savings other than working one day less... and not opened on Friday... what kind of public service is that?
It makes commuting 20% less since the people drive to work 4 days instead of 5. Also, you can glide through power consumption on a longer day (slowly increase then decrease heating/cooling over a long day especially with good insulation), whereas if you are heating and cooling a whole extra day that is a greater energy requirement.
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