NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – On Fridays, chances are that if you put in a 40-hour workweek, you feel pretty exhausted. So, how does a 32-hour workweek sound? There’s new legislation in Congress to do just that.
The 40-hour workweek was put in place when Franklin D. Roosevelt was president. A lot has changed with our economy in the past 80-plus years, but the 40-hour week has stayed the same.
Overtime after 32? I can dig it.ReplyDelete
For most of my life the plan was to schedule a 40 hr work week but actually work 50 to 60 hrs a week, sans overtime since I was salaried and any extra hours were "free" for the company. And that's during a normal week. Any upsets or shutdowns and plan 60 hrs and work 80. Damn kids today, 32 hr workweek my dying ass.ReplyDelete
My 84 hour workweek back in the 1980s would've killed today's youngsters.Delete
I haven't seen a 40 hour workweek in over 3 years. 50 hours is the usual for me and my fellow employees, mostly because we can't seem to find the help we need. If it was just the company I work for having this problem I'd say it's because they don't offer enough, but it's an industry-wide problem. Engineers and techs are in short supply.Delete
When we do interview and make an offer, the person we want to hire will go back to their present employer and tell then, "Hey, XYZ Company offered me $X to come work for them. What will you be willing to give me to stay?"
And so it goes.
Many service companies staff their people at 32-36hrs/wk anyway to keep from giving "full-timers" insurance and other bennies. 32hrs/wk going to count as full-time? Watch these people's hrs be cut to 24-26hrs/wk real quick. Then they really will have to get a 2nd job. The hamster wheel just spins faster. ScarecrowReplyDelete
That was my first thought, too.Delete
You nailed it!Delete
But the (m)asses will never figure it out.
All thy can do is emote. Never think.
I'm retired now, but if we had had a 32 hr work week 50 years ago it just would have added 8 hours to our moonlighting jobs.ReplyDelete
32 hours of course for the same pay? Let's go 24, 16, 8, or welfare.ReplyDelete
I can't pay my bills after working 40 hours, how the fuck am I supposed to pay them after only working 32?ReplyDelete
Fuck Joe Biden!
Same pay for 80% of the work? Good luck with thatReplyDelete
Everyone imagines 3 day weekends, reality will be totally different including some workers scheduled every other day if the workplace is open 7 days a week.ReplyDelete
Just like out at the warehouse.Delete
I think the left wants the pay to stay the same, just for less hours worked. Another way to increase the wages without saying you want to increase the wages.ReplyDelete
More people on the dole. Think it through. That's what this really is about.ReplyDelete
So many lazy workers these days. +50 hr weeks would kill today's workers.
As business owner with ten employees, 16 hr days, six days per week were common.
So the lazy workers will be all over this. Too late they'll realize this makes it worse.
I imagine the labor unions will be all for this. F unions.
I'm semi retired now and I only work 40 hours a week. Before I was the same as all the above. 50 to 60 hours a week. 40 is easy.ReplyDelete
What's needed is new legislation requiring everyone involved in shit like this to fuck off and shut up.ReplyDelete
i really think that the 40hr work week was started by Henry FordReplyDelete
Ever since I've had my first "real job" (Veterinarian) I've never worked less than 60 hours. Couldn't afford it since my income was based on my production.ReplyDelete
As a brass repair tech, I used to work 80 hrs/week from May-October (during the busy season). When I was a retail manager, I used to work 50+ hours per week because we could never get any competent employees and I knew pretty much how to run everything. Now I am a self employed contractor doing brass work. I work 4 days per week for one shop and bring home enough work from my other contracts to do about 20-40 hrs over my weekend. Pay is great, but it can be exhausting.ReplyDelete
I get paid pretty well. Until you figure out you have to divide daily income by 24hrs., then it's a little less. Because, once you hit the road, seems like work, right up till you open your front door to be home. And, I don't think 32hr week will happen for me...lolReplyDelete
That’ll take care of monday, tuesday & about 2/3 of wednesday….ReplyDelete
I'm waiting for them to ask, "WTF is work?"ReplyDelete