Year 2000 work week - 4DAYS!!


in the 19th Century everyone worked 6 days a week 14 hour days.

in the 20th Century, it appears that 5 days a week 9-5 is the norm.

Am I alone (I hope not) in feeling that with the 21st Century rolling around we need to lose 1 more day of the the old 5 day work week? I want 4 days.

I am not a picky man, Ill take my 1 extra day off anytime, I will even alternate it…but I don’t want to continue my existance on this planet having worked the majority of my life away.

Anyone else out there feel this way?

NOTE: I do need to make an income if I want to contniue living a life off of the streets…so please no one tell me to quit : )

I have also noted that the majority of people who work 5 days a week seem to be immune? How can people not mind the drudgery of working 5days…why do I have such a problem with it? I am not lazy…there are many things I’d love to do that involve physical labour.

Every day is one day closer to dying, and all I am doing is sitting in an office doing repetitive tasks so some guy can go sailing on him boat and make buy his new car.

So my fellow readers…when you go into work The first Monday Morning of the year 2000…I ask that you Slam your fist down on your employers desk and declare out loud “FOUR DAY WORK WEEK!”



“Let the revolution begin”

Most people won’t demand a four-day work week because of the fear of a zero-day work week.

“Most people won’t demand a four-day work week because of the fear of a zero-day work week.”

Not a problem, if everyone asked real nice. On the same day. By telephone. :slight_smile:

Work like you don’t need the money…
Love like you’ve never been hurt…
Dance like nobody’s watching! …(Paraphrased)

Nice thought this thread. And I remember hearing studies that, what with technological advances (computers) and the increased competition in many job fields that we are all working LONGER, HARDER and accomplishing WAY MORE than we used to only a couple of decades ago.

Despite the fact that we could work 4 days and get done what only a few years ago was done in five, we instead as a culture look at these improvments as ways to get more done in the five days.

And I doubt we’ll see a change any time soon…

Yer pal,

What i really think we should push for is a 4 day school week. We all know that high school students, at least, learn more on the weekends than at school :wink:

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since I think this is a classy thread, I will now boost it back up… also anew thought came to me ( a rare occurence, I know)

>The Sunday holiday is because of the Christain Sabbath, yes? The Saturday holiday came about primarily because of the Jewish Sabbath, yes?

What we need is another major religion with thier sabbath on friday or monday or, really, any day oft he week so that they can, in the name of equal rights, demand that their day be declared an official day of rest. I, for one, would be more than willing to be the messiah of said religion… even high priest.

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My office was on a revolving shift with nine hour days and a day off every two weeks but it’s been suspended while we integrate an accquired company. That extra day off was handy, particularly the way it resulted in clusters of three and four day weekends.

I’d like to see us start moving towards a 24-hour society, myself. We could all work fewer hours/days and still keep businesses open all the time, and provide more job opportunities. We just make it so that every job has shifts. The 9-to-5 first shift goes home, and are replaced by the 5-to-1 shift. They are in turn replaced by the 1-to-9 shift. If we just put in more shifts, everybody works less. We could have a pair of 8-hour shifts 4 days a week instead of going whole-hog 24 hours, and businesses would still accomplish more in less time.

I’m babbling. I’m stuck at the office in a crisis, and I might not be thinking clearly. See my URGENT post (assuming it hasn’t been deleted) to see why.

–Da Cap’n
“Playin’ solitaire 'til dawn
With a deck of fifty-one.”

“What we need is another major religion with thier sabbath on friday or monday or, really,
any day oft he week…”

IIRC, there’s already a major religion with Friday as its [S/s]abbath (which works out really well with the whole Saturday-Jewish and Sunday-Christian thing): the Muslims. Plus with the whole monotheistic “People of the Book” thing and all the talk of “Judeo-Christian ethics” (usually intended to blunt allegations of insinuating Christian morality into the law), extremist Christian groups shouldn’t be able to complain about it. :slight_smile: