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Pjran

My husband did a four day working week for years. Having every Friday off was wonderful. He recently retired.

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MrsCraig

We work a half day on Friday which is brilliant. I enjoy finishing at lunch on a Friday. My sons school doesn't finish till the usual time so gives me some time to get things done before I pick him up.

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xKJG93

Absolutely. Would rather do an extra hour or two Monday-Thursday to make up hours if needed and then have Friday-Sunday off

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UmairWalla35152

Who is gonna say no to that

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Imnotcheap

I have a 4 day week but they spread out so don't get the benefits

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JoGarms

My husband and I both now work Tue-Fri. Best thing we ever did....

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eclipse19812000

This should have been done years ago

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kloddy2001

A 4 day working week is ideal for the self employed as you get far more done as you eat on the go and rarely stop for a cuppa. In fact I only worked 3 days a week but 14 hours a day at least. The rewards were there for all to see.

I think nowadays there should be a basic amount of work that needs to be done and if you do it correctly you will reap the rewards in leisure time however, if you don't get the work done then you may have to work a six day week? Unfortunately many nowadays do 3 days work in a 5 day week and get away with it.

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jam45

kloddy2001 Cowboy builders/tradesmen comes to mine (but not you) who managed to complete my bathroom in three days, and I had to pay to get the job rectified. Also, the roofer and kitchen fitter who both did a bad job. All the tradesmen I have employed were rude and "lazy" - long lunch breaks, tea drinking, going to the bookies down the road, etc

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jdible

Would love a 4 day a week or working less than 60+ hours per week

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kakn29

I've recently changed roles within my existing organisation and have gone from a 5 to 4 day working week. It took me a little while to adjust, but have to say its definitely had a positive effect and is sonething I would definitely recommend!

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Paulyousef28

Used to do a 3 days a week shift which was 13 hours long and then a 4 day a week which was 12 hours shift so yeah would love 3 days weekend.

And not just 2 days off

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TheChimp

4 days a week fine, but 4 days pay

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Anybargains

TheChimp would be compressed hours, same hours same pay.

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TheChimp

Anybargains So nearly 10 hours a day instead of 8? That would make sense.

Excuse my ignorance.

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ali50

I have a zero day working week and it suits me fine . Did all the hard work already ..no point in slaving for the man all your life !!..but "the man" is putting retirement further and further out of reach !...when tech should be making it easier .. the problem is only the wealth are cashing in on tech and pay is no where near keeping up with inflation ...again the man with his boot on the working class head !!!

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Anybargains

Been on a 4 day week for 17 years, unfortunately as part time rather than compressed hours and pension has 3.5 yrs less contributions as result. Mind you I'm working 32 to 36 hours anyway and just use accumulated flexi as time off.

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Pinkspirit

Would love a four day week, I'm a live-in carer so l work a seven day week 🥴

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hspexy

Yes I wouldn’t mind, although I’d prefer flexible working instead, where I can choose on a week by week basis if I want to work a full week or not. Tbh there are a lot of jobs where the traditional fixed hours 5 day week is unnecessary (should be based on workflow fluctuations)

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didbygraham

I wouldnt mind doing a four day week. It would help us as a team becoming more flexible

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LL81

My dad as works half day Friday.. I think anyone would love to work less days. I used to work three twelve hour shifts when I worked at the hospital.

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janphoenix51

I'm contracted for 30 hours as that is all I wanted, I get quite a bit of time off as I work long hours...

Apart from working today & part of tomorrow I 'm on all weekend but I have had a few days off..

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Jerseydrew

Yes it would be lovely I'm wrecked working 5 days so an extra day off would be lovely

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Leannexxx

Didn't Asda try this and are stopping it as the staff was complaining that they was too tired on their day off

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kate1310

I work a 4 day a week its brilliant getting 3 days off but it's 4 long days but worth it

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jms19

I do work a 4 day week with longer hours and i personally do love it. I kind of feel like a weekend is a bit of a con cause sunday things are only open for half the day.

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sukiecookie

Definitely! I would have more time for myself and my family! This would be Amazing!!!! x x

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HannahSunderlan

If it was an option at my work place I absolutely would! why do we work 5 days and rest for two?! It doesn’t seem like much of a work life balance to me!

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Emerge11

I work a four day week on nights. Thur, Fri, Sat & Sun. Love It. Only 32 hours, but It Is what I want.

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lauren958

This sounds ideal! But my bank account would not appreciate a day less pay. 😂😂 i would deffo do extra hours the other 4 days to make up for the 5th

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