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    Default Four day working week

    Now obviously working four eight-hour days would be best, especially if your salary stayed the same, but even if it went up to ten-hour days surely a four day working week is the future?

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    Yep, I'd do that for an extra day off each week.

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    Absolutely! It would be worth it to have another day of down time. Ten hours is a long day, but it might actually help people to be more efficient if they're getting to spend a longer weekend with their families. Two days just never seems like enough.

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    i rather be at home being lazy

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    I am in favor of four day working week with 10 hours working time a day. I am badly in need of the rest period of the week, because I can devote to my family and personal necessities.

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    I'd prefer 4 days at 8.5 hours and suffer the losses. I think the loss of earnings could easily be recouped if you don't think you could manage with less: You'd pay a little less tax on your wages, less travelling costs, more time at home to do odd jobs eg clean your own windows or tickle the garden to save paying someone else to do it. Shop more efficiently, you buy more effectively if you're not rushed and under pressure, more time to cook from scratch - bulk cook and time to shop around. More time to wash and iron plus four days to cover rather than five so you'd need to buy less work clothes.

    At the moment I work three days a week plus go to college one day so I get three days off. It's a well known fact that if you look after things they last longer and having more time off work has meant that I can do just that. eg, If a button comes off a shirt, I have time to sew it back on, it doesn't go in a 'to do' pile, which may as well be the bin, cos if you're busy all the time it just won't get done, this saves buying new shirts. I can shop around for bargains on insurance/road side cover/phone etc because I have the time to do so, this saves a few hundred per year. I have time to clean/polish shoes, defrost freezer, as well as clean my own windows and do garden.

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    I would work 8 days a week iof I could but unfortunately am unable to work one now! so fucking depressing!

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    Yeah, appreciate that Del. It ain't about to happen anyway, certainly not in our business. They'd have us working every day if they could, but that is not good for anyone except the workaholics and they can keep it. Everyone needs rest and time to live as well as work.

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    A four day week will come IMO.
    Did we not have four nights in our factories?

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    It wouldn't make any difference to me because I only get paid for the work I do and not how many days I put in, same with my husband. Eight and a half hours each day, every day, can be a killer though. It doesn't seem that much more, but that extra few hours is tiring, so you'd need that extra day off to recuperate.

    I think, given a choice, I'd prefer to just do less hours each day and spread them over seven days so that I can enjoy and do something each day in my spare time, not just at the weekends. I try to do that in summer so that I've got time for gardening and sunning myself.

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