3 Day Work Week Proposed [Pic]

Submitted by: ElectricEye 2 years ago in Misc

The Worlds Second-Richest Man Thinks You Should Work Only 3 Days a Week

But retirement would be delayed until age 70 or 75

Mexican businessman Slim attends the media after talking in the 20th annual meeting of the Circulo de Montevideo Fundation in Luque


Carlos Slim, the worlds second-richest man finally said the one thing weve all been waiting for a self-made billionaire to say: work less. Way less.

At a business conference in Paraguay, the telecommunications magnate said it was time for a radical overhaul in the way people work, the Financial Times reports: people should only work three days a week.

With three work days a week, we would have more time to relax; for quality of life, Slim said. Having four days [off] would be very important to generate new entertainment activities and other ways of being occupied.

Well-said, Mr. Slim. Well-said.

But theres a catch: in exchange for working fewer days a week, we should work for more of our lives. Instead of retiring at 50 or 60, workers should work until the age of 70 or 75, the 74-year-old Slim said.

Slim is the CEO of Telmex, which recently instituted a labor contract for workers to begin in their late teens and retire before they turn 50, with the option of continuing to work past retirement at four days a week for full pay.

Slim is worth upwards of $80 billion, according to Forbes, and is a major philanthropist and passionate Rodin collector.
That means you could work two full time jobs and still get a day off! ...and with $15hr minimum wage...I"ll be rich!
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There are 22 comments:
Male 1,454
why stop at 3? lets just get rid of it all together and leave it at whenever you want?
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Male 40,751
@AGit & @GreekHop: I was incorrect! I thought Greece had similar rules to France: 4 day work week, 8 weeks vacation & etc. But it seems "I recalled" incorrectly! Thx!

@CoffeeCakes: Learning on IAB = fun! lolz!
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Male 8,538
@Sleepyhallow
It wasn`t conservatives that called it the `Obamaphone.

(p.s. Snopes tends not to prove anything that makes liberalism look bad)
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Male 4,745
I don`t think $15 an hour will make you rich. The cost of living is so high, people can`t pay the bills on $15 an hour, working 40 hours a week. How the heck are you supposed to live on only 3 days wages?
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Male 116
Hey 5Cats.. you don`t remember correctly at all.

"France has short work weeks with short hours, and look how great their economy is doing!
Greece too, iirc..."

In Greece we have unbridled robber baron capitalism where a few families run everything. Aside from a few lucky souls related to politicians and their lackeys, we Greeks work the most hours per year globally (after South Korea) according to a recent OECD report. I work my ffffing ass off and have no rights whatsoever (oh sure, I may have a handfull of rights on paper; they are 100% not applicable in the real world).

But with the poostorm of propaganda against my country that you have all been subjected too I`m surprised you don`t incorrectly remember us starting WWII, the Aids epidemic, and birthing Justin Bieber and Osama Bin Laden. People will believe and incorrectly remember any old poo, oh well. If it where not for the EU proping up our political elite we would be prosecuting said e
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Male 2,307
Everyone hates socialism until they want jails, roads, and everything else.
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Male 1,983
"ObamaPhones"?

Oh! You mean the Lifeline Benefit program started in 1984 by Ronald Reagan then expanded to include cell phones in 2008 by George Bush......
Are those the "ObamaPhones" you factless twaats are constantly harping about?

SNOPES
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Male 296
The political commentary posted here is almost as brainless as Yahoo`s. Almost.
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Male 15,261
Who needs to work anyway?
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Male 15,832
[quote]Sounds like a socialist scumbag to me. Must me a Liberal. [/quote]
He owns TracPhone, the #1 provider of ObamaPhones.
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Male 7,926
Sounds like a socialist scumbag to me. Must me a Liberal
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Male 5,620
For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
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Male 628
He`s acually referancing the philosopher Bertrand Russle there, if anyone want to read more.
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Male 833
who the hell can still afford to retire at 50 or 60 any more?
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Male 995
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Male 2,389
3 Days a week? Eff that poo. I already work 2 and I`m exhausted.
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Male 106
today i learned what IIRC means...
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Male 15,832
How are the Mexicans going to take the idea of working an extra two days?
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Male 1,692
If this actually happened I would drop my utopian communist ideals for his utopian 3-day work week.
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Male 40,751
France has short work weeks with short hours, and look how great their economy is doing!
Greece too, iirc...

Anyhow, it would be nice but it`s unlikely to ever happen.
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Female 870
This will never happen. God forbid the american people have time to look up from their desks to notice what`s going on in the rest of the world. They need to keep us busy and distracted... not well of and traveling.
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Male 2,729
Link: 3 Day Work Week Proposed [Pic] [Rate Link] - That means you could work two full time jobs and still get a day off! ...and with $15hr minimum wage...I`ll be rich!
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