Would you work 4 days a week (10 hours/day) and take a 3-day weekend every week?

@inkyuboz (1289)
Mandaluyong City, Philippines
May 15, 2011 12:26am CST
Basically, extended work days to compensate for the extra day weekend. If this is your work setup would you be willing to accept it? I think a 3-day weekend is more beneficial than I can ever imagine. Sadly, my current work schedule doesn't work that way. I wanted to suggest this to my boss but I don't want to come off as a lazy bum who just wants longer weekends.
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• United States
20 Jul 11
i'd be all over that idea.i'd much rather get it over in 4 days than the usual schedule.unfortunetly,a lot of jobs i'd had you did ten every day and the 5th day too.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
16 May 11
In a heartbeat but at the moment it's just not possible for my position I will try to maybe figure out a way to make a schedule like that. 2 Days are just not enough.
@celticeagle (102124)
• Boise, Idaho
16 May 11
I've done it before. When we were very busy at work I would that and a day or so more some weeks. I think jobs should have flexible hours for people. That way, if people are able to chose what is best for them then should be less sick days and so forth. I always liked having a day during the work off incase I needed to do something business wise and then a day on the week end as well.
• Philippines
16 May 11
Definitely! I work in an office and it is such a drag working for 8 hours everyday, 6 days in a week! I had taken up an additional on-line job to keep me occupied. I am doing well but still that 3 weeks day off is a luscious schedule! If that happens,I will finally be able to truly enjoy my day offs.
@lingli_78 (12859)
• Australia
16 May 11
my hubby used to do that in the past and it is painful... i still prefer his present 9-5 pm shifts mon-fri... i think it is the best... 10 hours shift is a bit too long and my hubby is always too tired after that... now he is much happier with his shift... take care and have a nice day...
@youless (79926)
• Guangzhou, China
16 May 11
Yes, it sounds so attractive for me. If so, I don't mind working longer everyday so that I can have three days off work every week. I love China
@blue65packer (11836)
• United States
16 May 11
I would love to do that! Unfortuntenly I work in food service at a college. We feed the students 3 times a day,7 days a week and most days of the school year! Unless the college could afford more emplyees in the kictchen this will never happen!
@valerie37 (970)
• United States
16 May 11
I work in a call center that has schedule bids about every 3 months. Up until the last schedule bids we did have some 10 hour shifts we could bid on, and there were several of us who bid on those. When they had the last schedule bids and didn't have 10 hour shifts to bid on those of us who had been doing 10 hour shifts every time did ask why they took that option away.
• Mexico
15 May 11
Hi inkyuboz: Where do I have to sign for this? Lol . Because this sound great. I would accept working 13 hours a day just for having four days off. This would be awesome anbd actually I think I can work this number of hours. ALVARO
• United States
15 May 11
Depending on the job i might, even though 10 hours a day is very tough to do 4 days in a row, But if its a job that you love and have fun doing then I wouldnt mind doing it. But if its a job that I hate and cant stand, then I would not want it because it would be hell working for 10 hours a day at a job that you do not like.
@maximax8 (27055)
15 May 11
My disabled son went to hospital for a foot and leg operation earlier this month. I talked to one of the nurses about the hours of work they do. They work for 12 hours a day or a night 3 times a week. It is 7am until 7pm or 7pm to 7am. That sounds like long hours to me. I would be happy to work 10 hours a day for 4 times a week. I would like to work Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Then I could have off from work Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Longer weeks would be excellent.
@dogsnme (1239)
• United States
15 May 11
That's actually the norm where I work. I work in an automotive parts factory and they've always worked the 4 10s schedule. There are a couple departments in the plant that works 5 8s but everyone else pretty much works 4 10-hour days. Of course, when things slow down like they have currently those schedules sometimes get changed temporarily. But, when work picks back up the schedules will change back to normal. It is nice to have those 3 days off but also working an extra 2 hours a day takes a greater toll on the body than people realize. My department is currently working 5 8 hour days a week right now and the week just flies by because of it. I think it's whatever you get use to. And it can also be tough when you have to work overtime which normally translates into 5 days a week but can also mean 11 and 12 hour days which is even tougher. The 4 day week is really beneficial for people who have families because it allows them more "off time" to spend with their loved ones. People like me who are single can afford to be more flexible and the 5 day week can seem more appealing. Both have their advantages and disadvantages.
@dodo19 (23823)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
15 May 11
I would certainly consider this schedule. Sure it would be a long day, but I don't mind it as much. It's something that could certainly potentially be worth while. It would be nice.
@JenInTN (27568)
• United States
15 May 11
We have considered that work schedule a few times where I work. We have a ramp up in the winter schedul and then in the summer we ramp back down and our hours change again. There are a lot of people that would like a schedule like that. The work is tough and HR says they are concerned that people will be too tired to function properly if they work those hours. I don't agree. If you are interested in presenting it without thinking you sound lazy..I have some advice. Gather some info on cost savings from the schedule change. You might also take a poll of how many people in the company would like those hours. That can also give you an idea of where people stand on it. I like the three day weekend idea. Take care and good luck.