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DCC

I am reality and I crash the party
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I can't imagine a day that the stock market would only be open 4 days a week. Meanwhile, I'm sure ppl said the same thing 100 years ago about not being able to imagine it only being open 5 days a week. It would be gigantic if the finance and banking industry cut off a complete day of work.
So fewer opportunities to make money? That’s terrible
 

LancerV

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Sep 16, 2003
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If you can cut everyone's hours 20% and see no drop in productivity, doesn't that suggest you're overstaffed to begin with? My wife works for the county and they're perpetually understaffed, especially with all the sickies losing days. They occasionally work voluntary overtime to make a dent in stuff they can't get to during the week Giving everyone Friday off wouldn't help.
I mean she works a public government organization, you could give them 7days a week 24hrs a day and they still somehow wouldnt get anything done
 

spooled2.2

fuck off real life flanders
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Mar 1, 2002
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Would love 4 days. That 5th weekday, especially it the summer is precarious from a productivity standpoint anyway.

Getting 3 day weekends is a compelling tradeoff to haul ass M-T every week.
 
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Oct 11, 2006
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Could happen here in Canada easily. The way workers are treated in the US is mostly illegal here 😂

I appreciate your optimism, and maybe with the right PM it could happen, but Trudeau is the ultimate corporate lapdog and he's reneged on most of the promises he's made, so I can't see him giving any support for this
 

spooled2.2

fuck off real life flanders
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I appreciate your optimism, and maybe with the right PM it could happen, but Trudeau is the ultimate corporate lapdog and he's reneged on most of the promises he's made, so I can't see him giving any support for this
You better qualify that for only companies based in Quebec.
 

Do it To it

Only thing I hate more than kids is an empty glass
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Mar 5, 2005
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As someone who went from 12 days on, 2 days off which was the most brutal schedule I've ever had....straight into being scheduled 57 hours a week and working 63+ while never having 2 days off in a row.....straight to being scheduled 53 hours a week and working more and still never having 2 days off in a row...... Y'all faggots complaining about a 40 hour work week are a bunch of pansies.

Fortunetly I make a decent living now.... I used to just do this shit for sport.
 
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Boots

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Jul 2, 2001
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I appreciate your optimism, and maybe with the right PM it could happen, but Trudeau is the ultimate corporate lapdog and he's reneged on most of the promises he's made, so I can't see him giving any support for this

He got us all high. He can give us all long weekends :rofl:
 

Ore

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Jun 18, 2006
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you stagger it for 1/2 are off friday and the other 1/2 monday so you always have a full weeks coverage

it causes people to work more during a given day vs push stuff off till later
The mon-thurs crew just leaves everything for the Friday people.
 

whatever

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Feb 18, 2004
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So they're basically overstaffed. That is, people are working 5 days but only have 4 days (or less) of actual work do to. Given 4 days, they fuck off less and do 4 days of work in 4 instead of 5.
shift from salary to deliverable pay and suddenly it gets done quick.
 

TheEvil1

Hell is other people
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Jul 4, 2003
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my gosh its almost like there can be multiple shifts of workers.

i know crazy right?

clearly these people have never been exposed to manufacturing that runs 2x 12 hours shifts on a 3/4 day rotating schedule
 

whatever

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Feb 18, 2004
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I had that thought, but things can be difficult to quantify.

personally my ideal solution would be a smaller base pay with quarterly bonus on delivery schedule.

ex: if my dev is 175k a year now.

75k base pay. 25k quarterly bonus for doing the usual amount of work. ability to double that by being a hustler or good. how that quantifies is the fucker on software development work. if I quote out 200 hours for a project and you get it knocked out in 50 meeting spec, peer, etc then I think you deserve a chunk of the saved time. 50% of saved hours seems really good for them. just thinking out loud. not in love with it.


for line workers doing document management even easier. X units reviewed per hour = base. exceed that you get paid per unit. your quality score determines how much per unit for the time period.
 

whatever

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Feb 18, 2004
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clearly these people have never been exposed to manufacturing that runs 2x 12 hours shifts on a 3/4 day rotating schedule
exactly.

you still need the same amount of man hours per week to keep the store open.
 

majesty

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As someone who went from 12 days on, 2 days off which was the most brutal schedule I've ever had....straight into being scheduled 57 hours a week and working 63+ while never having 2 days off in a row.....straight to being scheduled 53 hours a week and working more and still never having 2 days off in a row...... Y'all faggots complaining about a 40 hour work week are a bunch of pansies.

Fortunetly I make a decent living now.... I used to just do this shit for sport.

Sorry you were abused man. We all deserve better. :hug:
 

majesty

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Many of y’all haven’t lived abroad. Many countries close everything down Saturday after 3-4pm and have a majority of shops closed on Sunday.

It’s a way better quality of life when everyone has time to relax and unwind. No workers should be abused and forced to work insane hours just to get by.
 
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I can't imagine a day that the stock market would only be open 4 days a week. Meanwhile, I'm sure ppl said the same thing 100 years ago about not being able to imagine it only being open 5 days a week. It would be gigantic if the finance and banking industry cut off a complete day of work.
Cockchain iirc
 
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