Feds: Four Day Week?

I think this is a great idea.

House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) is pushing a work week of four, 10-hour days for federal employees.

In a letter, released this week, to the Office of Personnel Management, he asked the agency to “undertake comprehensive analysis of the transitioning to a 4-day work week for all possible federal employees and inform me by August 31, of any additional actions Congress would need to take to implement such a policy by the end of fiscal year 2008.”

I’ve worked that schedule before, and it’s not bad. The three day weekend is nice and commuting only four days a week saves money.

But why stop there? Will Rogers said, “Be thankful we’re not getting all the government we’re paying for.” I’d like to carry that idea a little farther and see if we could get even less government than we pay for.

How about we just pay them to stay home and do nothing?

I fondly remember the days of the government shutdowns of the 80’s and 90’s. Weeks and weeks with no new regulations or new laws. Good times.

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0 Responses to Feds: Four Day Week?

  1. Ride Fast says:

    I tried to work a nine hour day, four days a week. I found I still tended to put in ten or eleven hours each day. Frustrating.

    My then supervisor fixed it for me though. He made working five days a week a “goal” in my development plan, so if I didn’t do it, no raises, no bonus, no incentive stock options.

    I quit about a week later. That fixed it! Bwahahahah.