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3 Day Work Week Proposed [Pic]

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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747Pilot
Male, 18-29, Canada
 1224 Posts
Monday, July 21, 2014 7:00:18 PM
why stop at 3? lets just get rid of it all together and leave it at whenever you want?

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 26667 Posts
Monday, July 21, 2014 9:00:30 AM
@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!

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4865 Posts
Monday, July 21, 2014 7:51:02 AM
@Sleepyhallow
It wasn't conservatives that called it the `Obamaphone.

(p.s. Snopes tends not to prove anything that makes liberalism look bad)

patchouly
Male, 40-49, Canada
 4645 Posts
Monday, July 21, 2014 6:05:44 AM
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?

greekhop
Male, 30-39, Europe
 116 Posts
Monday, July 21, 2014 5:14:30 AM
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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