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The World’s Second-Richest Man Thinks You Should Work Only 3 Days a Week
Time ^ | 7-19-2014 | Sam Frizell

Posted on 07/19/2014 6:42:07 AM PDT by Citizen Zed

“With three work days a week, we would have more time to relax; for quality of life,” Slim said. “Having four days [off] would be very important to generate new entertainment activities and other ways of being occupied.”

But there’s a catch: in exchange for working fewer days a week, we should work for more of our lives. Instead of retiring at 50 or 60, workers should work until the age of 70 or 75, the 74-year-old Slim said.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: billionaires
And the minimum wage would have to be $30 per hour.
1 posted on 07/19/2014 6:42:07 AM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: Citizen Zed

with as much goofing off as I have observed, 3 days a week is about what most people work anyway


2 posted on 07/19/2014 6:46:08 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Citizen Zed

3 days a week means you would have to find another job at 3 days a week, leaving you with one day a week to take it easy and have fun?


3 posted on 07/19/2014 6:46:08 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Hillary 2016! Really??? That's Retarded Sir.)
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To: Citizen Zed

It would be a good way to live, no doubt.

But it doesn’t look like what the oligarchs have in mind for the pawns.


4 posted on 07/19/2014 6:47:42 AM PDT by heartwood
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To: Citizen Zed

The Gibsmedat Group frowns upon this guy’s suggestion, feeling that it is three days too much.


5 posted on 07/19/2014 6:50:18 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Citizen Zed

He’s right about not retiring at 50.


6 posted on 07/19/2014 6:51:14 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: heartwood

most people just goof off at work anyway, talk, play on the computer and don’t get squat done


7 posted on 07/19/2014 6:52:48 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: 9YearLurker

I agree with you on retirement, it should be delayed. We need people who know the score.


8 posted on 07/19/2014 6:54:12 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Citizen Zed

That’s actually not that bad of an idea in some industries

Productivity has increased so much with automation that a worker can produce more goods and services in 3 days then they could in 5 even a few years ago.

Working longer keeps people off of government funded pension programs.

70 years ago a 65 year old was pretty much broken down and ready to retire.

At 65 the Baby Boom generation is out surfing and still has not yet grown up.


9 posted on 07/19/2014 6:54:25 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Citizen Zed

You can have idiotic fantasies like this when you are the 2nd richest man in the world living in a corrupt sh**hole like Mexico.

The rest of us get to live hand to mouth under the boot of an overwhelming socialist state.


10 posted on 07/19/2014 6:55:00 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: Citizen Zed
Actually why not take the example of this guy, B. Hussien Obama ....Work 30 minutes every 3 days and then go and PAAARTAAAY!!! Woo woooo!


11 posted on 07/19/2014 6:57:19 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Another elite with an opinion.

They’re kinda like a$$holes. Opinions, I mean. Maybe elites.

Never mind.


12 posted on 07/19/2014 6:57:48 AM PDT by x1stcav (Leftism is like rust. It corrodes twenty-four hous a day.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Who in the Hell retires at 50 or 60?

Also, several industries in my area work 3 12 hour shifts one week and 4 the next. Many Nurses work that type of schedule. Wish I could.


13 posted on 07/19/2014 7:02:52 AM PDT by saleman
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To: Citizen Zed

I fully expect to be working in my 70s. If I’m lucky.


14 posted on 07/19/2014 7:07:39 AM PDT by Romulus
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To: Citizen Zed

Actually,I did work this long,but not 3 days a week;it was 5. Not at $30/hr. either;it was a lot less. So now it’s time for leisure if it wasn’t for the fact the cost of living hardly allows for even paying attention;let alone anything else.


15 posted on 07/19/2014 7:09:03 AM PDT by oldtech
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To: Citizen Zed

I remember back in 1963 when our High School teachers said that in the future we would only work 30-35 hours a week so the increase in population could also have jobs, and we would only make about $100,000 in our lifetimes.

But then, that was before abortion, and money was still real silver.


16 posted on 07/19/2014 7:09:20 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: Citizen Zed

My worthless brother-in-law (If you know him he probably owes you money) has not worked since 1981.
He walked out on his last job saying he wasn’t going to pay taxes to Reagan.

Managed to get on the Public dole and has not worked since.


17 posted on 07/19/2014 7:13:42 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: headstamp 2

Precisely, where’s the proof?
Mexico’s booming economy?
Waves of American immigrants rushing the Mexican border in search of the elusive 3 day work week?
What good does 4 days off do when your BROKE and DESTITUTE?
We already have nearly 100 million people in this country working 0-3 days a week..


18 posted on 07/19/2014 7:14:28 AM PDT by snappahead (if your gonna be dumb, you better be tough.)
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To: Citizen Zed

lol

most americans have ZERO savings, and this clown wants to cut their work week to 3 days!

ROFL!

Why are socialists so blind to reality?

I know... they will say... but we are advocating that they continue to receive the salary they get now, but only have to work 3 days a week to get it.

Um... that means that a business owner will simply have to hire more people to cover the days the original worker is not working and pay them too! which means his labor cost will double!

It’s been nearly 100 years and these morons are STILL trying to make communism work!


19 posted on 07/19/2014 7:15:44 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

So your sister supports him?


20 posted on 07/19/2014 7:17:35 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Citizen Zed

Idle hands are the Devil’s playground.


21 posted on 07/19/2014 7:19:05 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: yldstrk

No, he put his wife to work, while he drew government checks for not working.


22 posted on 07/19/2014 7:25:02 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Does he think his household staff should work only three days a week?


23 posted on 07/19/2014 7:25:27 AM PDT by Tax-chick (La cruz y el dolor son amor. Amor es mandato de Dios.)
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To: yldstrk

Must add, his momma also supported him for thirty years till we stopped it after she became senile and died.

Funny story. We canceled her credit cards when she came into our care. At that same moment HE was trying to draw money out of an ATM machine 1000 miles away and it rejected the card. HE was not happy!


24 posted on 07/19/2014 7:29:40 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

hahaha


25 posted on 07/19/2014 7:37:03 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

your wife’s brother, yes?


26 posted on 07/19/2014 7:38:31 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

“3 days a week means you would have to find another job at 3 days a week, leaving you with one day a week to take it easy and have fun?”

I like your math...you’re right. People would be lost for the other 4 days without something to do.


27 posted on 07/19/2014 7:47:37 AM PDT by BobL
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To: saleman

Gov’t employees. They regularly retire in their 50s.


28 posted on 07/19/2014 7:49:21 AM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: yldstrk

Wife’s brother. Yes. Thankfully he is 1000 miles from here.


29 posted on 07/19/2014 8:24:58 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

He sounds pretty worthless


30 posted on 07/19/2014 8:26:06 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

With the Obama recession, taxes, and inflation, I don’t gave a choice. I’ll have to work until I’m 70 , or until my health gives out.


31 posted on 07/19/2014 8:33:09 AM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Citizen Zed
people should only work three days a week.

When people decrease the amount of time worked, there is a decrease in the supply of labor, which leads to decreased production, which leads to decrease supply, and higher prices, which leads to lower average real wage rates, which means lower standard of living for the average worker.

32 posted on 07/19/2014 8:36:28 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Citizen Zed
He just doesn't want to have to pay for anybody's health care, which he shouldn't have to anyway.

The government cancer has metastasized. It must be removed soon, or the host will die.

33 posted on 07/19/2014 8:37:19 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: Citizen Zed

Carlos Slim made his fortune thru bribing politicians.


34 posted on 07/19/2014 11:03:30 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: yldstrk

HEY! I spend at least 20 minutes on actual work each day. Others I know goof off....


35 posted on 07/19/2014 11:05:08 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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