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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-11 06:49 AM
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7. Some large construction companies work four 10s, and some will even put on two shifts of three 12s
for a quick, busy job.
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  -Employers rethinking five-day workweek liberal N proud  May-10-11 05:51 AM   #0 
  - What? And Leave the Building Empty for 3 Whole Days?  Demeter   May-10-11 05:57 AM   #1 
  - I loved working 4 day weeks  Betty88   May-10-11 06:37 AM   #4 
  - +1000  Blue_Tires   May-10-11 07:09 AM   #10 
  - How many will get another job to do on their three days "off"? n/t  theophilus   May-10-11 08:58 AM   #28 
     - it let me do an overtime day and still have 2 full days off  Betty88   May-10-11 09:59 AM   #33 
  - I've worked a 4 day schedule myself  WolverineDG   May-10-11 09:46 PM   #61 
  - It's empty for the same time - 1.6 hours a day five days a week vs 8 hours one day.  geckosfeet   May-10-11 06:37 AM   #5 
  - You can alternate Mondays or Fridays off.  Renew Deal   May-10-11 09:39 AM   #32 
     - I worked that last fall  Mopar151   May-10-11 10:23 AM   #36 
        - That's what I have  tammywammy   May-10-11 11:01 AM   #37 
  - most employers around here are going to the  lifesbeautifulmagic   May-10-11 06:05 AM   #2 
  - I think I'd like that  spinbaby   May-10-11 06:45 AM   #6 
  - I worked a four ten hour day week back in the 80s  nonperson   May-10-11 06:09 AM   #3 
  - I Did It  RobinA   May-10-11 07:21 AM   #13 
     - I see your point  nonperson   May-10-11 07:33 AM   #18 
  - Some large construction companies work four 10s, and some will even put on two shifts of three 12s  Brickbat   May-10-11 06:49 AM   #7 
  - I went to an elementary school that was Monday through Thursday  Recursion   May-10-11 07:00 AM   #8 
  - Our school went to a four-day week this year. I don't like it.  Brickbat   May-10-11 07:00 AM   #9 
     - Why?  bigwillq   May-10-11 11:15 AM   #39 
        - Oh, several reasons.  Brickbat   May-10-11 11:27 AM   #41 
           - Thanks for your reply (nt)  bigwillq   May-10-11 08:20 PM   #52 
  - I work the 9/80  tammywammy   May-10-11 07:14 AM   #11 
  - It might save some gas money  JustABozoOnThisBus   May-10-11 07:16 AM   #12 
  - Save even more gas (and money)  kentauros   May-10-11 07:27 AM   #14 
  - The Six Day work Week was in place a lot longer..  formercia   May-10-11 07:28 AM   #15 
  - I suspect this won't work for most businesses.  Shagbark Hickory   May-10-11 07:31 AM   #16 
  - My husband worked at a company that had 4 day work weeks.  Luciferous   May-10-11 07:32 AM   #17 
  - not a cookie-cutter solution ...  zbdent   May-10-11 07:46 AM   #19 
  - I work 10 hours a day - 5 days a week plus I'm always connected  bluethruandthru   May-10-11 07:46 AM   #20 
  - Exactly what I would be afraid would happen  liberal N proud   May-10-11 08:27 AM   #22 
  - A buddy of mine does this at his industrial laundry  AngryAmish   May-10-11 07:50 AM   #21 
  - Four? I thought they meant going to a 6-day week.  LiberalEsto   May-10-11 08:33 AM   #23 
  - Sounds like a good idea, but...  Deep13   May-10-11 08:40 AM   #24 
  - One of my friends is on a modified version (5 day work week followed by a 4 day)  Godhumor   May-10-11 08:43 AM   #25 
  - That's what I have  tammywammy   May-10-11 08:45 AM   #26 
     - Grumble  Godhumor   May-10-11 08:56 AM   #27 
  - back when I worked "normal" jobs I would have loved it  tabbycat31   May-10-11 09:37 AM   #29 
  - I'd rather work 4 10 hour days than 5 8 hour days.  Renew Deal   May-10-11 09:39 AM   #30 
  - No doubt it makes personal economic sense  liberal N proud   May-10-11 10:15 AM   #35 
     - They wouldn't.  Renew Deal   May-10-11 11:21 AM   #40 
     - The company I work for has been doing 4/10s and 9/80s for at least 15 years.  tammywammy   May-10-11 06:56 PM   #48 
  - The cost of commuting these days makes that an even better idea. nt  blondeatlast   May-10-11 09:39 AM   #31 
  - Worked 4 1/2 day week.  lucca18   May-10-11 10:00 AM   #34 
  - I'll take 4 10s and 3 off  guitar man   May-10-11 11:10 AM   #38 
  - HUGE K & R !!!  WillyT   May-10-11 06:39 PM   #42 
  - That's fine if it's voluntary but what if you have kids to get home to  TNLib   May-10-11 06:41 PM   #43 
  - I work for a large company that does this  tammywammy   May-10-11 07:01 PM   #49 
  - 4 EIGHT hour days, please.  Matariki   May-10-11 06:41 PM   #44 
  - I think they'd get 8 hours less work done per week.  yawnmaster   May-10-11 08:26 PM   #53 
  - Amen!  drmeow   May-10-11 11:38 PM   #65 
  - Another woman and I alternate weeks - one week I  A Brand New World   May-10-11 06:46 PM   #45 
  - My sister, a nurse, has been working four days for more than a decade.  robcon   May-10-11 06:55 PM   #46 
  - i used to work 10/4 work weeks  shanti   May-10-11 06:55 PM   #47 
  - i have a friend who works for the state on a 4/10 week -- she loves it.  nashville_brook   May-10-11 07:50 PM   #50 
  - +1000 to a 4x10 workweek  LetTimmySmoke   May-10-11 07:55 PM   #51 
  - I'd do it and wouldn't be surprised if certain sectors of business in which this would work...  yawnmaster   May-10-11 08:28 PM   #54 
  - 10s are as easy as 8s. But 12s can be hard.  Juche   May-10-11 08:58 PM   #55 
  - All but two of us work 4 10's in my small group  IDemo   May-10-11 09:38 PM   #59 
  - My boss is trying this but it isn't working out very well  Motown_Johnny   May-10-11 09:13 PM   #56 
  - I work over 70 hours a week and feel lucky when I have Sunday off  Generic Brad   May-10-11 09:28 PM   #57 
  - My bf works 8 ten hour days and then gets 6 off.  alphafemale   May-10-11 09:36 PM   #58 
  - I'd prefer 4-10s to the usual 5 day work week  fishwax   May-10-11 09:44 PM   #60 
  - 45 years age my father had four 10 hour days per week for his crews  csziggy   May-10-11 09:56 PM   #62 
  - I loved flex time when I had it.................  mrmpa   May-10-11 10:57 PM   #63 
  - If they want to rethink  drmeow   May-10-11 11:37 PM   #64 
  - when i saw the headline i nearly choked.  barbtries   May-11-11 06:26 AM   #66 
 

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