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post #31 of 43
Yes. Good gracious yes. Four days instead of five? Of course I'd do it!
post #32 of 43
Originally Posted by kittylover4ever View Post
If you could work a 4 day work week, would you? Instead of working 5 - 8 hour days, would you be willing to work 4 - 10 hour days???
Most of the year, we DO work 4 days per week. As Christmas gets closer, they add days on so we're working 6 days per week the last couple of weeks.
post #33 of 43
definitely - depending on the right job, i wouldn't mind it at all. I always wound up working extra hours at my old job anyways so i know it wouldn't be a big deal.
post #34 of 43
Shoot that'd be easy. I work anywhere between 48 and 50 hours a week, so 4 10 hour days would be a breeze. I'd love it.
post #35 of 43
Originally Posted by TigerOnTheProwl View Post
That's nothing. I used to work 14 hours a day, 7 days a week.
What job(s)? Why?
post #36 of 43
Originally Posted by cococat View Post
What job(s)? Why?
Earlier this year, I worked for a painting company and we would be given a certain day that the houses should be done by. Me and my crew were interior and since this was the first year that the company did interior my boss wasn't all that great at doing the estimates. As a result, he would usually give us less time than it would take so we would have to work longer just to get it done by the time the customer wanted. With one house, we actually had to pull a 20-hour shift to finish it up and then be back at another house four hours later.
post #37 of 43
Actually, that is the schedule that I work. I work Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday....10 hour days. In the O.R. where I work, we had the choice of signing either 4/10's or 3/12's. There were no 8 hour/day positions available. I chose the schedule that I have, over the rotating day off (a four day weekend every 5 weeks) because I thought it would be easy to work 2 days in a row, then have a day off. Now that I've taken an administrative position, I end up going in to work on Wednesdays fairly frequently, for committee meeting, etc. I also still have to be on call a minimum of one day a week, and one weekend a I always end up working more than 40 hours a week.
post #38 of 43
i would do it in a heartbeat. i worked retail all my life and always ended up working over-time, especially in a bookstore.never enough time or room to put stuff. so 2 hours more a day wouldn'd have bothered me.
post #39 of 43
I don't find 10 hours bad, it's what i usually do anyway but 6 days a week

When i work 10 hours a day i don't spend one day sleeping, I only do that when i work 16 hours a day, then i waste the weekend away.

Today is Sunday, and I have to go into work to prepare an intensive course that i have this week! So literally depending on which job you have it can be 24/7 because you are constantly thinking of what to do for tomorrow or next week.
post #40 of 43
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Interesting varied responses, I'd still rather have the 4 tens.......
post #41 of 43
Originally Posted by kittylover4ever View Post
Interesting varied responses, I'd still rather have the 4 tens.......
You and me both, Susie! When we had the shoe store I worked 7:30-5:30 five days every other week, and six days every other week.

Now it's whatever, some days we work from two in the morning until 8 at night, and some days we're off a day or so during the week, sometimes we are off weekends, and sometimes we work from Monday of one week thru Friday of the next week....just depends on business!
post #42 of 43
I already work 10 + hour days. Usually 6+ days a week. Sometimes it feels like 8 days a week. But I'm a grad student in a drug discovery lab so I guess i'm paying my dues.
post #43 of 43
Schools are switching to this as well. The linguistics department had most upper-division classes on a Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday instead. It works a lot better, IMO. Easier to schedule work around it, cheaper for people who have to drive. One of the smaller schools here does 4-day weeks in the summer and it's saved them hundreds of thousands of dollars and reduced sick leave and increased productivity.
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