Skip to comments.World’s 2nd Richest Man Calls for 3-Day Work Week, Longer Hours
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 theyre 70 or 75.
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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
(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.
Fat chance, Slim
That’s how you provide room for a larger underclass, to serve as slave labor and eternal dependence on the gov’t dole.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
There’s also the matter of family life et cetera. There’s a reason why the week is set up the way it is.
It would take a Mexican to teach us about manana
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.
I work 10-11 hour days already and plan to work past 70, anyway. 5 or 6 days a week.
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.
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?
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...
I doubt that Slim earned and is currently mananaging his fortune on a three day week schedule....
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.
H’mmm, Does he say how much longer an hour should be? 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 60 minutes?
The chances of that happening are slim to none and Slim isn’t in the country.