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    Four day work week

    As the price of gasoline continues to increase more companies are offering employees a four day work week.

    Which would you prefer to work, four long days or the regular 8 to 5 Monday through Friday hours?


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    Re: Four day work week

    Honestly, I think I would prefer the five day week still, depends on how they structure it.



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    Re: Four day work week

    My position is 3/4 time, but I seem to spend four very long days at work every week already.



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    Re: Four day work week

    I work something in between, I work a longer M-R, a regular Friday, and get a Friday off.

    I don't know if I'd got for a 10 hour day everyday... 9 is probally enough. I'm sure I'd give it at try at first though to see how I really feel about it


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    Re: Four day work week

    Telecommute all the time, that would be my first choice. My company is starting to do that for developers.


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    Re: Four day work week

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Telecommute all the time, that would be my first choice. My company is starting to do that for developers.
    That's what I do. It's great for saving gas and all that but it gets kinda lonely



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    Re: Four day work week

    i personally would prefer it .... my brother is a NP in cinci and use to live in dayton .... about a year or two ago they offered him that choice and he jumped on it .... save the gas and also he got 3 day weekends .... he has since moved within 15 mins of his hospital but kept his schedule the same way because he liked his 3 day weekends ....


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    Re: Four day work week

    I go to work monday-thursday and then work 1/2 day from home on Friday.



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    Re: Four day work week

    I'm thinking of switching to 4 long days. An entire day off to fish/golf/do work around the house would be great.



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    Re: Four day work week

    Quote Originally Posted by ajk4st8 View Post
    I'm thinking of switching to 4 long days. An entire day off to fish/golf/do work around the house would be great.

    I already do 2-3 12 hour days, in addition to 2-3 8 hour days. I'd take 4 days in a heartbeat!!


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    Re: Four day work week

    I don't know that I could handle 13 year olds for 10 hours a day.


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    Re: Four day work week

    A long story, and I'll spare everyone the details. Just be careful. What you intend to be a four day 40 hour workweek can easily become a five day 50 hour week - especially if you telecommute. I set up one of the first programs at Principal (IT) to do exactly this - and the poor lady ended up working more than ever.

    If your profession is "on call", think about it long and hard.


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    Re: Four day work week

    Quote Originally Posted by djkent01 View Post
    A long story, and I'll spare everyone the details. Just be careful. What you intend to be a four day 40 hour workweek can easily become a five day 50 hour week - especially if you telecommute. I set up one of the first programs at Principal (IT) to do exactly this - and the poor lady ended up working more than ever.

    If your profession is "on call", think about it long and hard.
    At least every 3rd week, I work six day weeks, and frequently more often than that. A 50 hour work week would be a decrease for me


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    Re: Four day work week

    My company offers flexible hours in the summer. Some work 4 days a week, some work 4 and a half. While it would be nice to have that extra time off, the summer is our slow time. I can't imagine sitting around the office for 10 hours a day without anything to do. At least with 5 days a week, I can relax a little and work a little and just enjoy my 2 day weekends.


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    Re: Four day work week

    Quote Originally Posted by CyGal View Post
    My company offers flexible hours in the summer. Some work 4 days a week, some work 4 and a half. While it would be nice to have that extra time off, the summer is our slow time. I can't imagine sitting around the office for 10 hours a day without anything to do. At least with 5 days a week, I can relax a little and work a little and just enjoy my 2 day weekends.
    My employer used to have summer flex hours, but recently discontinued them.


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