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Pros and Cons of working five days a week?

Unread postby Hyper90 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:03 am

guys ? need help :(
topic says it all.

need some brainstorming here :?
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Re: Pros and Cons of working 5 days a week

Unread postby Zhuanyong » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:25 am

PROS --

A paycheck!
Weekly hours spread more evenly over the week
More hours per day to do personal tasks

CONS --

Working more days during the week (e.g. versus 4 day 10 hour-a-day)
Smaller weekly window to get important things done

There are probably more, but this comes to mind immediately
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Re: Pros and Cons of working 5 days a week

Unread postby Lady Wu » Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:12 am

As opposed to what?

Not working at all? Working part time? Working 6 days a week? Working 4-day shift work?
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Re: Pros and Cons of working 5 days a week

Unread postby James » Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:10 am

Potentially unrelated, studies have found, with some consistency, that people generally only manage so much work in a day before they burn out. Eight hours of productivity in a day is about as much as people can manage. 32 hours of productivity in a week is about as much as workers tend to manage. Being in the US, when working typical full time hours (40 hours in the United States) I like to work four, ten-hour days. I like having the extra day off (it isn't extra time off, but it sure feels like it).

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Re: Pros and Cons of working 5 days a week

Unread postby Zhuanyong » Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:14 am

For some reason after I posted my response I had the feeling that Hyper 90 is simply looking for anything he can find.

Probably anything we can give would be helpful so I stayed as general as possible. I agree with you James, I'd rather work four 10's than to work five 8's. Three days off have more of a benefit in my opinion -- I believe it is very advantageous to sacrifice 2 hours for 4 days to get one extra full day.
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I don't know about the study regarding only being capable of working 8 hours a day. Because when I had my last general labor warehouse job, I bust out about 10 or so hours a day often 6 and 7 days a week. And that is continuously flinging boxes at a rate that the company tested for production purposes to be 140%+ production.

I will admit I lost quite a bit of weight doing that job and it cost me a starting position (due to the weight required to play my position that year) in semi-pro football once.
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Re: Pros and Cons of working 5 days a week

Unread postby Sun Fin » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:45 am

If I know that I have to work outside of 'normal hours' I get demotivated and just do less work. For example homework had that affect on me. If on the other hand I know that I have to do that many hours and then its over I work harder during those hours.
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Re: Pros and Cons of working 5 days a week

Unread postby Hyper90 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:58 pm

Zhuanyong wrote:PROS --

A paycheck!
Weekly hours spread more evenly over the week
More hours per day to do personal tasks

CONS --

Working more days during the week (e.g. versus 4 day 10 hour-a-day)
Smaller weekly window to get important things done

There are probably more, but this comes to mind immediately


yep thats what i mean, thanks guys :D
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