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Would you rather work 8 hours a day 5 days a week (2 days off) , or 10 hours a day 4 days a week (3 days off)?

Eric 2009/10/22 21:17:39
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Source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/ut_four_day_workweek

Closing Utah state offices on Fridays has delivered an unexpected bonus: a big saving on overtime pay.

New calculations show Utah saved $4.1 million in the first year of a government experiment with a four-day workweek.

State employees were eager to leave after the longer workday, and weren't inclined to work an extra hour or two.

"They're getting what they need to get done in 10 hours and going home," said Angie Welling, spokeswoman for Gov. Gary Herbert.

"The state envisioned some energy savings, but that overtime number was not anticipated," she said Wednesday.
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  • Kricket Chiffon 2009/11/04 15:57:43
    10 hours per day, 4 days a week
    Kricket Chiffon
    i used to work 10 hrs 4 days a week quite a bit.. i wouldn't mind working 12 hrs 3 days a week.. wouldn't mind four days off
  • mona lisa 2009/11/03 22:40:35
  • dlyn 2009/10/30 23:51:42
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    dlyn
    i've been working 4/10's, for the past 9 years, just last year aroung peak season, which is when we get most of our orders i had to work 3/12's...yes, it was hard, the 3/12's but i really liked having the 4 days off!!!!
  • khryssie-joy 2009/10/29 13:22:14 (edited)
    10 hours per day, 4 days a week
    khryssie-joy
    i cant stand having to work five days a week........ i'm still in skool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Outtolunch 2009/10/26 01:51:20
    10 hours per day, 4 days a week
    Outtolunch
    Thats exactly what I do - I work Tuesday - Friday 8am till 6pm and Im off 3 days - I love it
  • Juan Soto Outtolunch 2012/03/30 23:34:24
    Juan Soto
    +3
    what do you work in?
  • Whitese7en 2009/10/25 06:27:25
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    Whitese7en
    LOL!! I work around the clock.
  • doofiegirl BTO-t- BCRA-F ~... 2009/10/24 09:43:01
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    doofiegirl  BTO-t- BCRA-F ~PWCM~
    I kind of like my 4 to 5 hours a day 3 or 4 days a week.
  • haleymyster-101 2009/10/23 20:09:40
    10 hours per day, 4 days a week
    haleymyster-101
    I would have an extra day to get things done
  • Bico 2009/10/23 16:50:29
    10 hours per day, 4 days a week
    Bico
    I had that choice when I worked for a call center, and I worked both. I have to say I prefered the 4 10s, because it was always easier for me to get things done on a full day off rather than before or after going to work. Also, I felt more rested and relaxed on the 4 10s than I did on the 5 8s.
  • cf 2009/10/23 16:48:27
    10 hours per day, 4 days a week
    cf
    I'd like to work four ten hour days and have three consistent days off.
  • Sandy 2009/10/23 16:00:36
    10 hours per day, 4 days a week
    Sandy
    My hubby is in construction and when they worked 4 tens we had a lot better time on weekends and worked better during the week... 4 tens... PLEASE!
  • jackolantyrn356 2009/10/23 05:07:28
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    jackolantyrn356
    Well, it's Ok, but I always worked hard 7 days a week so that my grand children might not have to make these choices. Now, Who knows.. The MArxists have taken over and Marxists and your money suddenly becomes their money at the point of a gun. NAZI are included.
  • rj 2009/10/23 02:24:06
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    rj
    +1
    ive done both - found the 10hr days were killers. could get nothing done after work & exhausted the first day off.

    my personal choice would be 2 days work 5 days off or better yet pay me to stay home!! Please!

    whoever invented this working for a living thing... really deserved to be shot, preferably in the middle of the fwy during rush hour!
  • myssabz 2009/10/23 01:20:49
    10 hours per day, 4 days a week
    myssabz
    +1
    Getting 3 days off would allow me to do other things that I dont have much time for otherwise. Working 10 hour days would get to be a bit tiring, though. However, I work in the school district and doubt very seriously I will have that opportunity.
  • David 2009/10/23 01:20:00
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    David
    +1
    I tried the 10 x 4. It did not work out. Too many hours away from home and I missed out on what was happening at the office on the day off.
  • cmdrbnd007 2009/10/23 00:47:09
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    cmdrbnd007
    I work 3 days a week 12 hours a day. Well I usually work 4 to 5 12 hour shifts a week but I only have to be scheduled 3 and then you get 4 days off a week. Pretty nice if you ask me.
  • Bill 2009/10/23 00:23:00
    10 hours per day, 4 days a week
    Bill
    +1
    nothing like an extra day to hunt
  • Mr. Basket 2009/10/23 00:05:24
    10 hours per day, 4 days a week
    Mr. Basket
    +1
    An extra free day would be super...

    Though it will just be one step closer to turning into Europe.. Scary, i know!
  • Caspermaine 2009/10/22 23:54:09
    10 hours per day, 4 days a week
    Caspermaine
    +1
    The more hours the better.
  • kevracer 2009/10/22 23:11:53
    10 hours per day, 4 days a week
    kevracer
    I work over 10 hours a day anyway
  • Artemis ~PHAET 2009/10/22 21:55:17
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    Artemis ~PHAET
    +1
    I like my job just fine. Six hours a night, three nights a week. The pay is good, and I've got my whole week free for the most part.
  • jeffy 2009/10/22 21:48:17
    Undecided
    jeffy
    +1
    eather one just so i go back to work
  • Carl 2009/10/22 21:36:08
    10 hours per day, 4 days a week
    Carl
    +1
    if i could be so lucky
  • BRADY969 2009/10/22 21:31:32
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    BRADY969
    I already work 10-13 hours a day 6 days a week.
  • LOTR_HP~RWAC~CFM 2009/10/22 21:26:11
  • Barefoot Peace and Love∞ijm... 2009/10/22 21:25:14
    10 hours per day, 4 days a week
    Barefoot Peace and Love∞ijm♥☮♥∞
    +1
    4 tens.... would be great....
    Peace and Love...
    right now it is 6 fifteens....
  • Linkums 2009/10/22 21:23:46
    8 hours per day, 5 days a week
    Linkums
    Working takes too long! ;_;
    I think I'll become a wandering bum.
  • a 2009/10/22 21:20:09
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    a
    It sounds like you have the option of becoming a dentist.
  • Martini a 2009/10/24 02:08:53
    Martini
    Now, there you go! I used to work as a dental hygienist, full time for the entire staff was Mon, Tues. Thurs, and Friday. we worked 8 hours and our practice made just as much money as it did when we worked 5 days a week. Now I work 24/7!!!!!
  • a Martini 2009/10/26 15:10:51
    a
    Being a Dentist has it's benefits.
  • Gina 2009/10/22 21:19:41
    Undecided
    Gina
    i don't care you gotta work or you don't earn money...but i'm still at school... and i know i will have to work someday

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