Thursday 13 August 2015

Four Day Working Week - A Dream!

I've always wondered why school and work isn't 3½ a week? That seems highly fair to me, splitting work if you're of a working age and personal life straight down the middle! The same thought goes into my head for school too, why can't Spud go to school for 3½ days a week and then spend the other 3½ days at home?

Having a job that runs along side my hobby makes it feel to me that I am constantly working, 24/7! If there isn't pictures to be taken, there's parcels to be opened, social media accounts to update and post to be written, there's emails to reply to, emails to send, and emails to bin, there's props for photo's and there's phonecalls also, the list never ends, or so it seems!

I come across the infographic below from Citrix GoToMeeting which shows 57% of adults support implementing a 4 day working week with 71% believe the UK would be happier with a 4 day working week, and I couldn't agree more! I think too many of us are tired, bored and stressed out from working, I think having an extra day off would make things much more easier!

However, like the infographic goes on to say, there could be issues with things such as child-care, longer working hours, more stress and even more crimes! That takes me back to the drawing board although I am extremely lucky to be able to work from home!

I am the one who takes and collects Spud from school every day, meaning I am not dependant on childminders of after school clubs, I don't have to travel to and from work because work is at home, which means I save money on public transport, and I don't have to wait around in the cold and dark because again, I work from home.

I wish there was a more easier and better solution to the way working life works, but unfortunately I just don't see any changes happening that would actually benefit family life. We already see children being deserted because their parents are trying to make a decent living and saving for their children's futures.

That's sadly just how life is if you've not been born with a silver spoon in your mouth!

Do you support a 4 day working week? What about the pro's and cons? Could you handle them?

I'd love to hear your views below so please do drop me a comment!

Until next time,
Jada x


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