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World’s 2nd Richest Man Calls for 3-Day Work Week, Longer Hours
Fox News Insider ^ | Jul 21, 2014 6:23PM

Posted on 07/22/2014 6:49:21 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Would a three-day work week improve your quality of life? Carlos Slim, the second richest man in the world, says it would.

During a press conference, Slim called for a “radical overhaul” in workers’ lives. He said people should work three days a week, but longer hours. He also said people should work more years, until they’re 70 or 75. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Miscellaneous; Society; Travel
KEYWORDS: 3dayworkweek; carlosslim; globalagenda; socialism

1 posted on 07/22/2014 6:49:22 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

For most salaried workers, this would just mean that they work longer hours in those three days and then still work the other days as employers see an opportunity to take advantage of the “long weekends” to get stuff done


2 posted on 07/22/2014 6:51:41 AM PDT by dinoparty
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To: dinoparty
I think this is a blue collar dream.

(retired now ... but .. ) If I (when younger) could work 3/15's, I could sleep most of the 4th and cruise comfortably for 3.

I'm retired from trucking, so weird hours is (still .. damn!) part of the job.

3 posted on 07/22/2014 6:57:07 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Olog-hai

Fat chance, Slim


4 posted on 07/22/2014 6:58:16 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Olog-hai

That’s how you provide room for a larger underclass, to serve as slave labor and eternal dependence on the gov’t dole.


5 posted on 07/22/2014 6:59:51 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: knarf

I had a job in the past that was 4 tens and that was nice. Not sure I personally would want any few days with longer hours than that. Working till 70 most can probably do, but to 75 would really depend on health and the job that person does.


6 posted on 07/22/2014 7:01:09 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: Olog-hai

That’s the wonderful thing about Capitalism. If Carlos Slim wants to put his workers on a schedule of three 13 hour days, he can.


7 posted on 07/22/2014 7:01:34 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: dinoparty

“For most salaried workers, this would just mean that they work longer hours in those three days...”

Exactly. It would mean adding Sundays to the six days already worked.

I forgot, I did work some Sundays when things piled up.

Funny how that salary comes down to a pittance when you work for free the rest of the time.


8 posted on 07/22/2014 7:01:49 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: Olog-hai

The problem with this for a lot of people is that their work involves reacting to others and can’t be neatly fit into a limited number of days. If you work Monday through Wednesday and someone calls you with a crisis on Thursday, you can’t wait until the next Monday to handle it.


9 posted on 07/22/2014 7:03:20 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

There’s also the matter of family life et cetera. There’s a reason why the week is set up the way it is.


10 posted on 07/22/2014 7:04:57 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

It would take a Mexican to teach us about manana


11 posted on 07/22/2014 7:11:51 AM PDT by 2nd Amendment (Proud member of the 48% . . giver not a taker)
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To: DonaldC
I'm 66 and I'm glad I went out at 62 because my eyes were losing depth perception.

I THOUGHT I'd go crazy with no schedule, but everyday being Saturday is not so bad, especially as I age because I'm slowing down, and the urgency to "do something" has all but disappeared.

I DO miss the regular money as opposed to the once a month thing ... but it's all do-able.

12 posted on 07/22/2014 7:14:53 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Olog-hai

I work 10-11 hour days already and plan to work past 70, anyway. 5 or 6 days a week.


13 posted on 07/22/2014 7:16:13 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: G Larry

I know it’s a Fox News story but we really must dispense with the media breathlessly reporting every rich person’s utterance.

The idea, patently obvious but apparently ignored by many, that a very rich person wants to become less rich and offer a secret formula for the non-rich is risible.


14 posted on 07/22/2014 7:18:55 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The Ends)
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To: Olog-hai
Great guy, that Carlos.

That is he's great as long as he and the other Mexican oligarchs have the dumb docile tax-paying American middle class accepting millions of his economic basket case compatriots.

That's our role, according to old Carlos, putting the Mexican underclass on our tab, not his. Hint: Why not develop Mexico, or is that our job, too?

15 posted on 07/22/2014 7:19:14 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (The GOP is dying. What do we do now?)
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To: Ted Grant
Same here. 10 - 11 hours a day. But barely making ends meet.

Been that way for a long time now. Much better than it was 4 to 6 years ago but all I do is work.

Not sure how much longer I can hold out like this. Maybe a part time job working 15 hours a day, three days a week, whats Slim’s number? :)

- and PS - man, would I love to take an actual vacation some day...

16 posted on 07/22/2014 7:24:07 AM PDT by warsaw44
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To: Olog-hai

I doubt that Slim earned and is currently mananaging his fortune on a three day week schedule....


17 posted on 07/22/2014 7:24:11 AM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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To: knarf
I would prefer four 10-hour days and a 3 day weekend. On a day to day basis, I'm not productive after about 10 hours. Depending on the type of work done and other businesses that have to be worked with, there would also be the possibility of rotating M-W to T-F every other week, so you would have two short 2-day weekends and two long 4-day weekends every month.

Curiously, it was the government and unions that killed the idea of working standard shifts longer than 8 hours.

Unions hate flex time, because it reduces overtime.

18 posted on 07/22/2014 7:25:29 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Olog-hai

H’mmm, Does he say how much longer an hour should be? 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 60 minutes?


19 posted on 07/22/2014 7:26:45 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Olog-hai

The chances of that happening are slim to none and Slim isn’t in the country.


20 posted on 07/22/2014 7:46:47 AM PDT by RetSignman (obama: "For the love of Alinsky, how much more do I have to do to get them to impeach me"?)
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To: Olog-hai

good for him....I don’t want to work an 11 or 12 hour day to get four days off. I spend the first day or two recuperating and then can get things done. Just because he wants to work all of his life is fine. Just don’t insist that I do so also. I planned for retirement so I could do some of my hobbies and volunteer in my community.

I really hate how the oligarch class wnts to tell me how I should live


21 posted on 07/22/2014 7:48:32 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: GreyFriar

I would be willing to bet ‘ol Slim is up to his neck in the narco business. Personally I am sick of Gates, Buffett, Bloomberg, and now Slim telling the rest of us what we should do and how we should live. Screw em and their money.


22 posted on 07/22/2014 7:48:37 AM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

The unspoken aspect of this idea is that while the workforce of the first 3-day week are at leisure, a second 3-day crew is hard at it. So there is only a one-day break per week for Senor Slim’s factory and longer, more onerous workdays for the stiffs.


23 posted on 07/22/2014 7:48:57 AM PDT by Tucker39 (Welcome to America! Now speak English; and keep to the right....In driving, in Faith, and in politic)
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To: G Larry

exactly


24 posted on 07/22/2014 7:49:01 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

The unspoken aspect of this idea is that while the workforce of the first 3-day week are at leisure, a second 3-day crew is hard at it. So there is only a one-day break per week for Senor Slim’s factory and longer, more onerous workdays for the stiffs.


25 posted on 07/22/2014 7:49:42 AM PDT by Tucker39 (Welcome to America! Now speak English; and keep to the right....In driving, in Faith, and in politic)
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To: Ted Grant

and how old are you know?

I had no problems working double shifts even into my fifties. I could recover and still do a bang up job no problem. That has not been the case in my sixties. I can no longer do even a shift and a half. After too many work days and not enough time to recuperate I am slower at what I do... not as alert, don’t make the best decision always, and I get cranky.

OIf you are one of those type A people good on you.... not everyone is. Even when we were an agricultural society people hit an age where others took over and they did less and less in the fields


26 posted on 07/22/2014 7:52:50 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Olog-hai

So why hasn’t he implemented this for his employees yet


27 posted on 07/22/2014 8:00:54 AM PDT by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: Olog-hai

I work 12 hour rotating shifts. So this would be nothing new to me.


28 posted on 07/22/2014 8:19:26 AM PDT by uglybiker (nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-nuh-BATMAN!)
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To: Olog-hai

I’m all for encouraging everyone to work four 10s.


29 posted on 07/22/2014 11:33:57 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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