Job Sharing a 7 Day work week

Job Sharing a 7 Day work week

Changing the work week from Monday to Friday to a full week (supermarkets, retail). Employees would work a maximum of 35 hours per week - and all jobs are job shared. A business operating at full capacity for 7 days should generate higher revenue to pay for more employees. This would keep more people employed, ease on services like childcare, traffic and offer better quality of life for individuals.

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    • Clinton Ulyatt
      commented 2016-11-27 22:33:09 +1300
      It is about maximising our assets. Certainly, we should be asking the question why our limited assets such as roads and motorways are underutilised at certain times of the day? Particularly evenings. Yet are clogged during the other 1/2 of the day. Why is it that trucks, in particular container trucks could not be incentivised to transport goods between depots at less busy times?

      We need to apply better time management to limited resources. Universities had the right idea starting summer schools. In Europe the school days start earlier so to appease the pressure.
    • Clinton Ulyatt
      tagged this with interesting 2016-11-27 22:33:09 +1300
    • Tim O’Donnell
      commented 2016-11-27 19:55:04 +1300
      Any business could do this off their own bat if it they decided it was a good idea. The Government doesn’t need to be involved
    • Tim O’Donnell
      tagged this with low priority 2016-11-27 19:55:03 +1300
    • Frances Palmer
      commented 2016-11-26 13:20:07 +1300
      Linked to the UBI idea and others – share the workload, share the wealth, increase the qty of people feeling like they’re contributing positively to our society (through work) while increasing the ‘leisure/family/creative’ time for others. NZ’ers do in fact work longer hours than in many countries (OECD at least) so a conversation around how to shorten the working week is more than welcome !
    • Frances Palmer
      tagged this with interesting 2016-11-26 13:20:07 +1300
    • Robert Murray
      commented 2016-11-26 11:36:32 +1300
      However, it could be a good idea for public servants to improve services to the public.
    • Robert Murray
      commented 2016-11-26 11:34:44 +1300
      Sorry, you seem to be saying that opening the supermarkets for longer will generate more revenue. I suspect the demand for supermarket goods is finite – as evidenced by a paucity of customers early morning and evenings in those I have visited at unusual hours. The demand is also inflexible as illustrated by the crowds on Saturdays.
    • Bart Brichau
      tagged this with low priority 2016-11-25 14:48:12 +1300
    • Juliet Burt
      published this page in Suggestions 2016-11-25 12:38:31 +1300