News A 6 hour workday is more productive than an 8 hour workday

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  1. Tranquil

    Tranquil Well-Known Member

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    Or at least these numnuts seem to think so...

    For about a year, nurses at the Svartedalens retirement home have worked six-hour days on an eight-hour salary. They're part of an experiment funded by the Swedish government to see if a shorter workday can increase productivity. The conclusion? It does.

    As with any cultural shift in the workplace, the six-hour day has to prove itself more than just humane. For any employer, in Sweden or elsewhere (and perhaps especially in the U.S.), an abridged workweek can't damage productivity if it's going to have a chance. A year's worth of data from the project, which compares staff at Svartedalens with a control group at a similar facility, showed that 68 nurses who worked six hour days took half as much sick time as those in the control group. And they were 2.8 times less likely to take any time off in a two-week period, said Bengt Lorentzon, a researcher on the project.

    https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/six-hour-workday-works-europe-110014251.html
     
  2. knuckle_hedd

    knuckle_hedd loving life!

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    i keep telling my boss this but he doesn't believe me..
     
  3. Mr Fantastic

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    Pfft, four hours in fine.



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    We need to go to 4 ten hour day work weeks.
     
  5. PI Nate

    PI Nate Disenfranchised since 1984... Gold

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    Why work at all, democucks will make sure you get paid anyway.
     
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    I love being able to bill 40 hours a week, but come and go as necessary. It's done amazing things for my quality of life and the quality of my work.
     
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    Tranquil Well-Known Member

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    I don't speak for everyone, but I would love to have that schedule.
     
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    Me too. Hell, I'd do 4 fourteen hour days if it gave me a 3 day weekend every week.
     
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    Why are they numnuts if the study actually proved their point?
     
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    At my work, if you loose 2 hours, you loose 2 hours, you don't gain. Often times, I have to work a crazy thing called overtime, just to make sure I get the job done.
     
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    Ok, but how does that disprove the findings of this study?
     
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    I worked a 4/10 week for about two years and loved it. when I had to go back to a 5 day, 8 hour work week, I was not a happy camper. One job I had was a 3/12 schedule. My work schedule sas Monday evening to Thursday mornings, 7PM to 7AM. I had from 7AM Thursday morning until Monday evening at 7PM off every week. I loved that shift too.
     
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    Same, my old boss micro managed everyone's time, if you missed 15 minutes you had to make up 15 minutes or else!

    Now with my new boss everything is more flexible, if I need to leave an hour early or come in later he doesn't give a shit as long as your work is good and complete on time.

    Having more flexibility and not having to worry about 15 minutes at a time has increased my productivity a lot and I think people are happier in general now at my work.
     
  14. Hugh Blowmont

    Hugh Blowmont Just be funny

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    Most losers talk about not working as many hours being just as good.

    Its not.
     
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    It doesn't. But for my work it does not apply.

    What I'm really saying is, for people who are not lazy, this does not apply. Because if you are motivated an hours work = to an hours work, and if you take 2 hours off, you just lost 2 hours of good work.
     
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    God you are an asshole.
     
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    A workday where you monitor productivity and fire the lazy is pretty productive too.
     
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    Check this out. Switzerland.

    http://www.fastcoexist.com/3056339/...orlds-first-universal-basic-income-referendum

    Switzerland Will Hold The World's First Universal Basic Income Referendum
    What if everyone got a guaranteed $2,500 check every month? How would society change?

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    The Swiss will hold a vote on whether to expand their social safety net.


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    BEN SCHILLER 02.05.16 7:00 AM
    The idea of giving everyone in society free money—a universal basic income—has been getting a lot of attention recently. The Finnish government isplanning a big experiment, where up to 100,000 people could get about $1,100 a month. Four Dutch cities will probably run trials this summer. And several other cities and states, from Canada to Spain, are interested.

    This June, Switzerland will be the first country to actually vote on a basic income. The country's Federal Council recently approved a ballot measure (#2015 8727) that would give all adults about $2,500 a month (2500 Swiss Francs), and kids about $625 a month.



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    It's not clear if the referendum will actually succeed. The measure has the support of artists, intellectuals, and former government officials (and a Zurich rapper who goes by the name "Big Zis"). But, when it was debated in Parliament last year, it was mostly dismissed by Swiss politicians. Right-of-center parties argue it would make people lazy (even though, unlike some traditional welfare, they'd be allowed to work). The left worries a basic income could erode support for welfare programs as they are now.

    Indeed, conservatives and libertarians in the U.S. sometimes support basic income for that very reason. They see it replacing other benefits and giving more autonomy for people to make their own decisions. Under the Swiss proposal, though, the income would be additive mostly. About three-quarters of the $200 billion annual cost would come from new taxes.

    The Swiss public is split, though skeptical so far. A (non-representative) online survey found that 49% of people would vote for the initiative, while 43% would vote against. But a better, more recent poll found that only 3% believe the referendum will produce a basic income this year. Fifty-six percent said a basic income will never happen, although a majority of respondents under age 35 said it will materialize at some point.

    What's certain is the idea is gaining momentum all the time. Given all the interest out there, a country, city, or state seems likely to try it before long.
     
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    My wife thing has that schedule ... M-F 7:00a-5:30p ... pretty sweet!
     
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    Tranquil Well-Known Member

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    No, just motivated.
     
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