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    Outsourced Program Manager Jorge - SHOPiMAR's Avatar
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    Mandatory 4-day week
    Utah this summer will become what experts say is the first state to institute a mandatory four-day work week for most state employees
    www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-06-30-four-day_N.htm?se=yahoorefer

    I heard recently another city in Florida was already implementing a mandatory four-day work week.

    Could this be a new trend again for most cities and a few businesses?

    Could this benefit affiliates and merchants, more time for consumers to shop online?

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    yep, heard this news last week. although there are a few hurdles to overcome (like people who use 5 day a week childcare services), I think it's great. 17,000 plus state emps will no longer be commuting on Fridays!

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    Quite a few companies and several state agencies have been doing this in Little Rock all summer. I think it's great to save the commuting costs, but if they give it a little thought, they could cover more hours of the days Mon-Thurs to give better customer service and then save on lighting and cooling the building Friday - Sunday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorge - JRami
    Utah this summer will become what experts say is the first state to institute a mandatory four-day work week for most state employees
    www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-06-30-four-day_N.htm?se=yahoorefer

    I heard recently another city in Florida was already implementing a mandatory four-day work week.

    Could this be a new trend again for most cities and a few businesses?
    It would be so nice if businesses followed 4-day work weeks, we would be
    more productive at work after getting a nice break from work.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorge - JRami
    Could this benefit affiliates and merchants, more time for consumers to shop online?
    I find that the number of people who shop online is a lot higher during week days between 9 to 5 than in the evenings, mornings or weekends. I guess mostly because people are out enjoying their time off or running errands or shopping in the malls.

    It would definitely drive more traffic to the malls if the gas prices dont continue to increase.

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    Volusia County School Board in Central Florida implemented this policy this summer. Staff members work four ten hour days during the summer. They did this because of huge budget cuts.
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    I used to work 4 10's as a mental health worker. It was AWESOME....you don't really notice the extra couple of hours and it's a long weekend ALL THE TIME!!!
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    I agree with what someone else said that people do MORE shopping when they are at work (and feel they are multi-tasking) than when they are home and want to do other things besides be on their computer - especially during the summer. But I'm not sure how much this will actually impact us at this point since it's still a fairly small # of the population that will be on these 4 day work weeks.

    I'm actually kind of hoping that they don't start that in Philadelphia - otherwise it will be hard to get any errands done on Fridays at the government offices!
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    I am moving to Utah!

    wait, too cold and ....
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    Too cold?! You're joking, right?

    Today's highs are 108 in southern Utah and 100 in Salt Lake. Here in the mountains, where I live (7500' elevation), it's 88.

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    They should make it Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. That way the government workers don't get all the good camping spots. Plus, there will be some killer Tuesday night parties.

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    Been trying to talk my boss into a four-day work week. He says, "Nuthin' doin' - it's seven days or else!"
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