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Subject:Re: Anyone work 4-10 hour days? From:Chris Tonjes <ctonjes -at- MINDSPRING -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 31 Oct 1997 17:07:39 -0500
It's best not to request a special schedule like this unless you are very
comfortable in your position AND have manager who is flexible and creative.
(also, the corporate culture should be open and casual). Technical
publications groups are not where this kind of leading edge workplace change
If you really want scheduling flexibility (or need it ), consider becoming a
consultant. Companies are usually more open to allowing contractors and
consultants flexible schedules. Also: the money is much, much better.
From: Gibson, Stephanie <SGibson -at- QWIZ -dot- COM>
To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU <TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU>
Date: Friday, October 31, 1997 3:48 PM
Subject: Re: Anyone work 4-10 hour days?
>I have broached the subject and here's what I was told:
>There are people at this company who work 10+ hour days on a regular 5
>(or 6) day basis. Why should I reward someone with a day off for
>working 40 hours in 4 days when the ones that work 60+ hours in 5 days
>continue without a day off?
>My comment to both is that as long as we're getting the job done in 40
>hours, why work 50 or 60? Some people are just more productive in a
>given number of hours than others. I also discussed the idea of the
>50-60 hour folks cutting back or needing additional help so they could
>work a more reasonable number of hours.
>Do you have any of those workaholics in your office? I used to be one
>at my old company and I know the frustrations when you look around and
>everyone's gone at 6 and you're still working. Not fun!
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>> Sent: Friday, October 31, 1997 3:37 PM
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>> Subject: Anyone work 4-10 hour days?
>> I'd like to approach management with the idea of allowing us to work
>> 10-hour days, if we choose to. I know that usually at the end of my
>> day, at
>> 6 or 7 o'clock, I've caught my second wind and could keep going for a
>> couple more hours, at least. I'd like to know any personal/anectodal
>> experiences, and of any studies that anyone knows of that may have
>> looked at this option.
>> -David Castro
>> techwrtr -at- crl -dot- com
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