Poll reveals majority in favour of three day weekend

A FOUR-DAY working week has been given the tick of approval by the majority of our readers with a poll revealing 81% of respondents in favour of the idea.

Our latest conversational piece threw up the idea of introducing four longer working days and the introduction of a three day weekend.

Our online reader's had their say on the topic. 

While the poll showed more in favour of the idea, some readers couldn't see the reality of a four-day week working. 

Would you support a four-day working week?

This poll ended on 06 January 2016.

Yes - 81%

No - 18%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

WATERCOOLER: Let's work longer days for three-day weekends

OzBoz saw the extra day to go to the doctors or simply relax as a blessing, however questioned if anything would actually be open.

 "An extra day of the week to visit doctors, go to the bank, shop or relaxing by the beach (or the television - no judgment here). Trouble is, they'd all be closed as well, enjoying the four day week."

Another reader said we would be far more productive working a six hour day.

"Humans are far more productive working a 6 hour day. 10 and 12 hour days are actually less productive and create other problems such as child care, staffing and work related injuries/illnesses etc."

Jade Foggin said the idea had been floated back in 1987.  

"I remember my dad laughing and saying weekends ? what is a weekend , it will never happen , now here we are in 2016 and again somebody wants three days off in a row on regular basis but financially not looking how it will effect those families," Jade said. 

Mick Simpson said working his seven day on and seven day off roster was ideal.

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