Three-day weekends, and gas savings?

There are 9 comments on the Jun 27, 2008, The Morning Call story titled Three-day weekends, and gas savings?. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

Berks County on Thursday offered employees the chance for a four-day workweek, cutting a day off workers' commutes as gas prices soar, and Northampton and Montgomery counties say they're considering it as well.

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MessedUp

Palmerton, PA

#22 Jun 27, 2008
We already do that where I work.

Some people paid salaried come and go as they please and if added up, they are not at their office more than 2 days a week. They get paid more AND save $ on gas.

LMAO!!!
Tanya

Center Valley, PA

#23 Jun 27, 2008
I agree 100%- I always joked with my family that if I ever ran for office a 4 day work week would be part of my platform!

From an employee perspective, it would be great for morale and the gas tank, too!

I wish my employer would go for it!
TRIPLE K

Catasauqua, PA

#24 Jun 27, 2008
There are ways Tanya
Frank

Saint Paul, MN

#25 Jun 27, 2008
If I read this right, only 40% of the employees wiil have a 3 day weekend. The rest will have Tues, Wed or Thurs off. I can just see the cat fights breaking out now over who gets Mon and Fri off.
LetsGoMets

Bethlehem, PA

#26 Jun 27, 2008
I'm not sure the savings would be all that big for the individual, but every little bit helps. And if many organizations did this I could actually make a significant savings nationally.
I used to work 4 10 hour days, but honestly because of the type of work, I ended up the day off sleeping half of it! This is one of those things that I think, "It can't hurt to try"
I hate you

Allentown, PA

#27 Jun 27, 2008
CATH wrote:
Lehigh County should be visionary and set the example for many other counties by adopting this schedule for their employees. It would be a good morale booster, too!
Lehigh County won't do this because they don't care about their employees.
I hate you

Allentown, PA

#28 Jun 27, 2008
Frank wrote:
If I read this right, only 40% of the employees wiil have a 3 day weekend. The rest will have Tues, Wed or Thurs off. I can just see the cat fights breaking out now over who gets Mon and Fri off.
Simple solution: Rotating days off.
Joe Allentown

Allentown, PA

#29 Jun 27, 2008
I work for a county gov't and would love the extra time off. But the unions will fight this tooth & nail. It's considered a change in working conditions and unions hate that.
Clear Channel Groupie

Allentown, PA

#30 Jun 27, 2008
Can I expect a restriction that the employee will stay home on his day off and not get a second job or go to the shore for the day?

The idea is intended to save gas correct? If the employee burns gas the concept is shot up the butt.

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