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Old 10-09-2019, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Yoda View Post
Indeed, itís far too simplistic to conclude that a 4 day week solves all stress-related issues. That survey quoted above spoke of staff squashing the same amount of work into one less day...it wasnít that the staff would actually do less work. So for many people those 4 days will be more loaded than ever before.

The one obvious positive is that the worker would have to commute to work for one less day, but that only benefits a percentage of workers.

And I agree that a simple yes/no survey can be very misleading when the responders donít know the true consequences of their choice.

Cockneyrebel bangs on about new technology as our saviour in this, but I bet a survey of stress triggers would list emails and mobile phones as high on the list of the causes. Demanding immediate attention from staff and colleagues, especially outside of core working hours, has surely made it considerably harder for people to unwind when theyíre meant to be off duty. Something which I know the French have been trying to improve with legislation.
Banging on? How very dare you.

The point isnít just about just doing a four day week, itís about a 28-32 hour week as well instead of a 35-40 hour week.

You are right that technology has increased stress but thatís because of how our society chooses to use it. Some companies give ďout of officesĒ saying any emails are automatically deleted while someone is off and gives a redirect. For instance.

There is no reason technology shouldnít be used to increase leisure time but instead itís being used to increase profits. I find it bizarre that people donít have an issue with that.

Itís surreal that there are longer hours worked now then a decade ago.
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