Five Days Working, Two Days Leave ! Shouldn't the trend be changed ?
What's your take on it? Do You think two days are enough to chill ?
I've always wondered about that myself. You have my vote for changing it. Maybe even 4 to 3 would be a huge improvement.
What type of job are you referring to? I teach but my job lasts 7 days! The students are with me 5 of those days but I work every weekend, often over breaks and often go in early and leave hours after the day is done. Many of my co-workers do the same. I think that anyone can work part time but you have to accept the fact that your pay and your benefits will be affected. People can work longer hours too; like nurses and doctors but is it worth it to have 4 days on and 4 days off when the hours consist of work that equals a week's worth of hours? I love the opportunity not to have to work on the weekend if I choose to. I love the opportunity to not do school work some days during the summer but the truth is; everything I do, I have my class in the back of my mind and am buying things all the time for my room and the students. I don't know if it is so much a trend but respect for religion, family time and so forth. One always has the choice to work in a job that allows for less days working.
Yes, I am with you on this one! I think a standard full-time job is just too much now. This is partially because so many companies force you to wear so many hats at any job now. Also, because of the internet, cell phones, and email, many companies expect people to be on-call now. If I am expected to no longer get to enjoy my life outside of work because I can be contacted at any given time, I should not have to be in the office 40 hours. It is all too much!
Personally, I would rather work 2 or 3 part-time jobs anyday rather than one full-time job. Sitting in a cramped work area 8 - 10 hours each day is not my thing. A 2 day break is not enough!
Depends on if its for Vacation, for sick leave, for rest purposes, for random chill time. I think if your talking about the weekend itself being changed into 3 days.
Well I guess that would account for less production for many businesses, and they might actually drown even further if such a time loss occurred, but for us workers it definitely would mean much more enjoyable moments for ourselves, and for our families who need it most.
Give or take I would rather have a permanent Vacation, this is why I'm working so hard on the web today.
Awesome question indeed, thanks for sharing it with us all.
Work is highly over rated!
I have never understood why the vast majoity of us work for so long for so little while an etremely small minority bleed us dry and live in obscene luxury.
I think our greed for material possessions has kept us on this treadmill.
I'm all for redued working hours - share the work and make the rich pay theri taxes like the rest of us.
"viva la revolution!"
I actually posted a fb status about this like a year ago...I think it should be a 4 day work week and a 3 day weekend. 2 days of relaxation is simply not enough with all the work that needs to be done at home/outside of work! 3 weekend days sounds a lot better...
If it's too much, find an easier job or work part-time. Live smaller and go for the pay cut. There are people who'd grab your job in a second and not complain about it. It takes work to get to the cushy, high-paying jobs, unless you work for the government.
While that would be nice, it's not likely to happen in the real world. Businesses want to get as much out of as few people as possible, especially in the current climate. They laid off many people to save a buck and just forced those left on the job to pick up the slack. Those who complain are likely to find themselves looking for another job.
We as Americans have some of the longest work weeks in the world. Many European countries have condensed work schedules, and the end product, productivity, is actually better on average than it is here. The trend here should be different.
It depends on the nature of work that you have and the pressure that will be getting from your company. If your work is heavy and rest is necessary i want that rest day will be 3 days and working days is 4(if possible).
I appreciate you all for your kind words. Seems like most of us are in favor to change the Trend. I am up for the change too... Let's see how much this Hub thing helps.....
I personally am ok with the 5 day working two off as an idea.
I used to own a store and worked over 90 hours per week for several years, no time off or vacations. Believe me that is hard work.
Now I work five days and have two off. My work hours are actually changing next week. After 5 years working Monday -Friday my employer is allowing me to move my work week to Tuesday-Saturday, this will allow me to work the same hours but allow me time off to go to regular doctor appointments, which are becoming neccessary,
Of course I lose time with my wife on weekends, but not losing one or two days work each month will be nice.
I am in the lucky position though of not affecting other staff with this change and also it is an accommodation due to illness so a legally required matter.
It could be an alternate strategy for some, change what is a regular Monday-Friday job to whatever suits you. There are always costs though so you need to take those into account.
If you are getting two days off weekly from work count yourself fortunate. many are asked to only take one day off.
I think that is perfectly normal. I think it has been that way forever. That's what the weekend is for.
I agree with you. I've always been a fan of people having much more time to 'chill'. I think often that if we had to work much less hours, there would be more jobs for everyone. I also think that peoples' physical and mental health would be so much better due to the fact of being able to really unwind and follow their own interests. Too much time is centered around our working lives, and although many people do love their jobs and don't mind, I think the majority would love to have more time to spend with family and friends. The two days off can be very stressful in itself, because you have so much to cram into them, such as houswork, washing, shopping and so on.
Indeed, it should be 2 Days working, 5 Days Leave :-)!
Being so good in your profession that only 2 days would be required to make a comfortable living and 5 days would remain to do what ever you are inspired and want to do, have because of that serious & enough time to become expert in whatever domain you want to, growing fast & strong personally.
That's what I call a dream life everybody should have and that some people even actually figured out to achieve. Great isn't it :-)?!
In that kind of model, the need of vacation would become pretty obsolete.
I think it sould be 3 days working and 4 days of rest. I think there is enough people in the world to keep it moving. People are stressed out over work. Few people control the resources, that is part of the reason that we have to work so hard.
I think that reducing our desires also would help. how much does a person really need. I think the people that really want to work hard and kill themselves for material gains, good luck to them. I personally would work only as needed. I enjoy meditating and trying to keep my mind free of anxiety.
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