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http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/...?se=yahoorefer

government jobs always get the perks. this would never happen for us normal people. can't the government do anything to help us out with these gas prices so they wouldn't have to create these 4 day work weeks for government employees. how gay.


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Re: this must be nice...jerks

Great, one more day per week that the RMV won't be open (yes that's what it's called here in MA)


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[quote author=killerkitty link=topic=116336.msg2432809#msg2432809 date=1214938664]
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/...?se=yahoorefer

government jobs always get the perks. this would never happen for us normal people. can't the government do anything to help us out with these gas prices so they wouldn't have to create these 4 day work weeks for government employees. how gay.
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That's why you go to college and try to outsmart your peers. We all went to school with people that we called geeks or nerds for always studying, but look where they are at now. They are laughing at us for paying $4+ a gallon for gas to fill up our mazda's when they are driving their big Cadillac's and getting gas put in with our tax dollars. I'm not upset at all.

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Re: this must be nice...jerks

[quote author=killerkitty link=topic=116336.msg2432809#msg2432809 date=1214938664]
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/...?se=yahoorefer

government jobs always get the perks. this would never happen for us normal people. can't the government do anything to help us out with these gas prices so they wouldn't have to create these 4 day work weeks for government employees. how gay.
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Umm, wouldn't this be considered (for once) a responsible use of taxpayer money? After all, it's rare that any government agency takes a common sense approach to cost reduction.

I guess I don't see the problem here. The government spending less instead of finding another way to tax us to cover increased costs....

Also, the public sector in this country is massive. If all agencies took their employees off the road 1 day per week, that would actually help to reduce demand for gas, and therefore prices.
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Unless I am missing something and the article most certainly didn't mention it, those 4 day work weeks are still 40hrs, they are 10hr long days. It isn't like they are giving those state employees a free day off every week.

The federal gov't has a similar option, called alternate work schedule for most employees (of course we aren't mandated for a 4 day work week). We can work 8hrs a day (8 1/2 really, we don't get a paid lunch) for 5 days a week, 9hrs a day for 8 days, 1 8hr day and 1 day off a pay period, or 10hrs a day 4 days a week.

I think pushing telecommuting and alternate work schedules, so long as the job still gets done well is a good idea. For example my job, if I am at home I can do 80% of my job from there, 99% of it if you assume I come in to the office say 3 days a week and work from home the other 2. Most of it is work on a computer and for that I would just need a VPN connection, phone for teleconferences, etc and the occasional showing up to work for face to face meetings. That would save me quite a bit of money in commuting every year, if it was pushed more heavily, to a degree it could save money by reducing the require office space by sharing space between employees who telecommute frequently.
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PS Fatabot is right, with something approaching 1 in 3 people in the country working directly or indirectly for the gov't (ie on a gov't contract) on some level (local, state, federal)...1 in 3 people not commuting 1 day a week would be a huge impact.
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The lady I carpool with works for Kaiser, and they are turning to 4 day work weeks. It means I am losing my carpool buddy. Bastards.


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I get to telecommute from home 2 days out of the week.
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I don't see the issue with this at all, several states and municipal depts across the west are doing this. They still provide the customer service needed.

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[quote author=weezerfan84 link=topic=116336.msg2432842#msg2432842 date=1214939325]
[quote author=killerkitty link=topic=116336.msg2432809#msg2432809 date=1214938664]
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/...?se=yahoorefer

government jobs always get the perks. this would never happen for us normal people. can't the government do anything to help us out with these gas prices so they wouldn't have to create these 4 day work weeks for government employees. how gay.
[/quote]

That's why you go to college and try to outsmart your peers. We all went to school with people that we called geeks or nerds for always studying, but look where they are at now. They are laughing at us for paying $4+ a gallon for gas to fill up our mazda's when they are driving their big Cadillac's and getting gas put in with our tax dollars. I'm not upset at all.
[/quote]

College isn't for outsmarting your peers, it is to gain an education so that you can enjoy the work you do and then enjoy the fruits of your labor. Government workers are not paid as much as you might think...I worked in government for sometime after college and I get paid quite a bit more in the private sector.

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[quote author=TEXNTHREE link=topic=116336.msg2432923#msg2432923 date=1214941182]
[quote author=weezerfan84 link=topic=116336.msg2432842#msg2432842 date=1214939325]
[quote author=killerkitty link=topic=116336.msg2432809#msg2432809 date=1214938664]
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/...?se=yahoorefer

government jobs always get the perks. this would never happen for us normal people. can't the government do anything to help us out with these gas prices so they wouldn't have to create these 4 day work weeks for government employees. how gay.
[/quote]

That's why you go to college and try to outsmart your peers. We all went to school with people that we called geeks or nerds for always studying, but look where they are at now. They are laughing at us for paying $4+ a gallon for gas to fill up our mazda's when they are driving their big Cadillac's and getting gas put in with our tax dollars. I'm not upset at all.
[/quote]

College isn't for outsmarting your peers, it is to gain an education so that you can enjoy the work you do and then enjoy the fruits of your labor. Government workers are not paid as much as you might think...I worked in government for sometime after college and I get paid quite a bit more in the private sector.
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Good news to know. My uncle worked for DHS as a director and he made about $130k a year in Arkansas. Also had bonuses and company car. Also the job was very stressful, but you see first hand how valuable a college education is. You can live a lot more stress free financially.

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