I have to think , considering the high cost of gasoline, along with the pressure and tension created with the daily commute to and from work, that it makes good sense for companies big and small to consider implementing a standard fixed, four day work week. Yes I am talking about replacing the old 5 day 40 hour work week, with a four day work week. Yes would have to be at least initially 10 hour days----and companies would have to adjust the hourly rates to spread over the four days to in effect achieve the same weekly paychecks---it would of necessity be a somewhat complex formula when it comes time to paying time and a half for overtime, and double time for holidays etc, but it can be worked out (that's what computers are for right?).
Now just think of it----lets say your work week is Monday thru Thursday---this means you would be off FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY----and are ya ready, you would also be off on all those Monday holidays too---long weekends, time to get those dental appointments or other personal business things done that before ya had to take time off from work to get done. long weekends to do all that fun stuff at home at a more leisurely pace, like laundry, cutting the grass, etc.
Think too, only having to commute to work four days a week, instead of five---that's a 20% reduction in gas right there---at $4.50/gal, figure out how much a month you save right there.---now lets see, if I save 1 1/2 gallons a week, at 4 1/2 bucks a gallon, times 4 1/3 weeks a month, times 12 months a year----hmmm that comes to---?????-----oooooooh my goodness, eeeeehaw!!!!!
One has to kinda wonder how OPEC would react if we here in the GOOD OLD USA, suddenly chopped our oil orders by 20 percent----You all might just want to talk to your bosses seriously about considering this change---its a win win for everybody (except maybe them OIL barons over in OPEC )