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Shorter Working Week

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Shorter Working Week

Carlos Slim, the world's richest  man (2nd richest on some charts) is suggesting a 3 day 11 hour week.
Shorter Working Week
Slim's fortune is worth around $81Billion.
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Re: Shorter Working Week

I Guess there are a few people on this forum including myself who have have worked 12 hours a day or more for 5 or 6 days at a time but we have not ended up with the same amount of money as this chap.
Easy to put forward ideas like this when you have money but what firm will employ you for 33 hours and pay you a living wage ?
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Re: Shorter Working Week

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what firm will employ you for 33 hours and pay you a living wage ?

These days its hard enough to find someone to employ you 37 hours and pay you a living wage so I doubt doing less hours is going to work with most employers.
Branson suggested something similar recently, I don't think these people live in the real world. Businesses have to make enough money to pay their staff and that doesn't happen if half the workforce isn't working.
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