We have all wanted to work less and to have more time for ourselves and our family. In this interesting discussion people are expressing their opinion on working 4 days a week. We all know that it will be great if we work less and rest more. In some countries people actually do work 4 days a week and statistic show that they are happier and the depression rate is lower. You can read the whole discussion on Reddit.
1. Hating Mondays less
This person states that he will probably hate Mondays less. Well, I can totally agree with him. If I work 4 days a week, I will definitely hate Mondays less.
2. The after hours work
This person prefers working 4 days a week 10 hours a day, because he/she is working after hours anyway which kind of makes sense.
3. This company already switched on 4 10 hour days
This person works for a company that decided to switch to 4 10 hour working days a week. Now, he has more time for his wife and family. He’s really happy working there.
4. If there is no drop in salary it will be brilliant
This person states that he is totally down for it if there is no drop in the salary.
5. Every other Friday off
This person works for a company where he does have every other Friday off. He totally loves it and there is only one downside – the Friday that the company is supposed to work nobody is doing anything.
6. This user would love to have 4 10 hour days
As mentioned above many companies work like that. This person as well would love to have an extra day off and still be getting the same hours every week.
7. Working 5 days a week is pointless
Working 5 days a week seems totally pointless to this guy. He states that 4 day working week will give him the time to play the piano he bought to combat depression.
8. People talked about this in the 70s
This person states that a lot of people actually did this in the 70s and his father did this. Everybody was happier in total and whoever wanted could work Fridays and could get overtime.
9. Dropping to 32 hour weeks
This person wants to drop to 32 hour weeks to compensate for the changes in their household structures.
10. 2 extra hours a day worth the extra day off
According to that user 2 extra hours a day easily compensate the 3 day weekend.
11. Eliminate the required work hours for certain jobs
This person thinks that eliminating the required work hours for some jobs will be great.
12. 12 hour day, 3 days a week
This person used to do a 12 hour day, 3 days a week and according to him it was more than perfect.
13. The same amount of work for 32 hours instead of 40
According to that person people can get the same amount of work done in 32 hours as they get in 40.
14. Adjustable schedule
According to that user working 4 days a week (10 hours) is a total game changer.
15. Work – Life balance
This person states that work – life balance will be easily achievable if we were to work 4 days a week.
16. Wouldn’t work for everybody
This person states that he works at an animal hospital and they are open 7 days a week and his bosses will never hire enough people to cover 4 day work week.
17. This person would be bored
This person loves his job so much that he will probably be bored and will be looking for another part time job.
18. 3 days off feels like 2
This person states that 3 days off actually feels like 2 days off and 2 days off feels like 1 day off.
19. 4 tens will get you exhausted
This person states that he used to work 4 tens for a while and he was so tired that he basically spent the extra day off recovering.
20. 4 day work week should be 4 8’s
This person believes that 4 day work week should be 4 days 8 hours a day, not 10 hours like most people will assume.
21. Doing a lot more for yourself
This person is listing what he will be able to do more if he had an extra day off.
22. Wages need to be adjusted accordingly
This person states that it is good for salaried workers, but for those who are payed by the hour their rates need to be adjusted.
23. As long as the pay matches it’s all good
According to that user if the pay still matches it is all good.
24. Not in every field
This person works in a special field and he states that it will not work out as good there.
25. The management
This user is correct. None of the managers actually understands that they are getting 4-6 hours of work for an eight hour work day.
26. The support
This person totally support the idea.
27. It does have the benefits
This person is working 4 days a week and he totally loves it. It 10/10 for him.
28. Getting a little tired
This person is getting 4 day work week and he states that he’s getting a little tired, but it is all good.
29. The guy who used to work like that
This guy used to work like that and he totally loves it.
30. The perfect schedule
This person is working 4 days a week 10 hours each day and according to him this is the perfect schedule.
31. This guy used to work 4 days
This guy used to work 4 days and when he came back to 5 days a week he still can’t get used to it.
32. Life would be much better
This person have calculated that everybody would have around 50 extra days off a year that people can do all the yardwork and home projects.