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Old 29-05-2021, 01:21 AM   #1
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Old 29-05-2021, 04:59 AM   #2
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I already work four days a week
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Old 29-05-2021, 05:31 AM   #3
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that's down to Covid-19
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Old 29-05-2021, 05:46 AM   #4
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No, thata my shift.
10 hours a day, four days a week.
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Old 29-05-2021, 05:47 AM   #5
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as well?
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Old 29-05-2021, 06:49 AM   #6
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I work four days too 12 hr days :/
But have worked soooo much overtime over the past year it's ridiculous.
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Old 29-05-2021, 06:51 AM   #7
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But have worked soooo much overtime over the past year it's ridiculous.

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Old 29-05-2021, 06:53 AM   #8
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For what working myself into the floor?... lol!
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Old 29-05-2021, 08:12 AM   #9
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Kizzy I hope the extra hours weren't forced on you, especially if you're feeling run into the ground!!

Anyway I'm not sure how the Star's idea would work - can we expect people to be okay with giving up a fifth of their wages? Or should businesses give them a paid day off a week?

When it comes to big business bloated corporatiins I'm all for the latter maybe a compromise could be making the paid day off tax-deductible when it comes to employees whose coming in carries a carbon footprint.
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Old 29-05-2021, 09:31 AM   #10
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I work 3 days a week so I am helping twice over
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but i work all days at home, indoors and outdoors
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And it was before Covid-19
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Old 29-05-2021, 01:30 PM   #13
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There's a Scandinavian country or two that enforce strict work limits and it seems to work quite well. I think it's the future really.
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Old 29-05-2021, 01:39 PM   #14
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There's a Scandinavian country or two that enforce strict work limits and it seems to work quite well. I think it's the future really.
Yes I heard the same.
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Old 29-05-2021, 02:05 PM   #15
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If it works as a model then it should be the way forward imo.
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Wasnít this laughed at when labour suggested it?

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Old 29-05-2021, 02:59 PM   #18
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No, thata my shift.
10 hours a day, four days a week.
same as shifts at Amazon
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Old 29-05-2021, 03:00 PM   #19
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Wasnít this laughed at when labour suggested it?
but now its the Daily Star

a much more credible source
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I used to work different shifts before, but I love this one.
Because I get three days off a week.
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I could do the same work I do in 5 days over the course of 3 days if I spent those days fully concentrating... but I dunno which I prefer to be honest. On balance, I think I prefer 5 days with the option of taking things at a more leisurely pace then 3 intense days and 2 extra days off .

But then, my days off when wife and kids arenít around donít look much different to my working days . ďArsing about on the internet all dayĒ either way... just with some work stuff and Teams meetings thrown into the mix on work days.
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with people now having the opportunity to work from home, i'm not sure what effect having a 4 day week would have. Are they suggesting we switch every device off on the 5th day, cause that's not going to happen
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No, thata my shift.
10 hours a day, four days a week.

When I was retail management I could get a full weekís hours done (39 hours) over 3 days... 2x 14h and 1x 11h. It was usually 4 days though, two long shifts and two cushy little evening shifts of 5.5h.

I also worked a full Saturday every week so I had tonnes of weekdays off.

I didnít mind shift patterns to be fair... though overall I do prefer 9-5.
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For what working myself into the floor?... lol!
You must have some stash though.
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