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The 5 day work week is a scam (LIE)

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  • May 4th, 2015 12:48 am
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Nov 25, 2010
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Abbottabad
Umm at least post a discussion and not just a link
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My work weeks at my full-time job vary from week to week. Yes, sometimes I'm working 50-60 hour weeks. Other times I'm working 30 hour weeks. As a salaried employee I understood this and knew that working lots one week would be made up with more time off another week. No big deal.
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aGincourt
Working 9-5 = you lost the game
Deal Guru
Oct 7, 2010
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Yes a lie for non Union employees who put in more than 2 hours extra a day. Americans even forfeir vacation time.
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Our record is 247 days between days off. Try running your own business.
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smacd wrote: Our record is 247 days between days off. Try running your own business.
What kind of busy you in?
Deal Guru
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For the most part I still have a 5 day work week...more likely I have a few late nights than many weekends.

Sure I have trade shows and conferences on the weekend, but I'll tie these into family trips or vacations.

We as a company make a conscious effort not to have our teams fly on Sunday and meetings start on Tuesday's.

Flex hours,
Working from home 3 days a week
Good vacation

Sure you may put in a few more hours...but your quality of life is better
Deal Guru
Nov 21, 2011
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Thankfully I don't work that much
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Nov 9, 2003
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I work 47 hours, 5 day weeks, no coffee or lunch breaks
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mpt wrote: I work 47 hours, 5 day weeks, no coffee or lunch breaks
oh wow. The workplace should treat you better. What do you do (don't have to be specific if you don't want)?
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kasianman wrote: oh wow. The workplace should treat you better. What do you do (don't have to be specific if you don't want)?
I do it to myself, no pressure, I come to work to work, and get paid for all of my time I clock in
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Swswswish wrote: Working 9-5 = you lost the game
9-5 is the easiest shift there is. plenty of work/life balance.
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SquirreI wrote: 9-5 is the easiest shift there is. plenty of work/life balance.
Yeah 9 to 5 is awesome. I used to work for a company where we did 8 to 5 and a friday off a month but it was more like 730 to 6 due to pressure to stay, and was totally not worth the extra friday off. I was constantly exhausted. 9 to 5 is the perfect balance I still have lots of energy to enjoy the free hours in my days.
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mpt wrote: I do it to myself, no pressure, I come to work to work, and get paid for all of my time I clock in
Sounds like you're just trying to milk your time there
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Magoomba wrote: Often it comes down to work culture. If everyone's eating a 10min lunch at their desk and staying an hour or two past quitting time, you feel pressured to do the same.
Ugh, I hate people like that. Always complaining they have no time, yet, they are just not productive. Blah

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