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Billionaire Carlos Slim suggests three-day work week

Billionaire Suggests A Three Day Work Week

If you like those 4 day weekends that happen only a couple times a year, then you'll definitely like this guy: Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim thinks the work week should only be THREE days long. He's the second richest man in the world thanks to Telemex, his telecom company ... and some of his employees are able to retire before they even hit 50.

They have the option of a four day work week, and Slim wants to slim that down even more. The billionaire believes this could help people balance their home and work lives better.

But there's a catch. Those three days would consist of 11-hours at the office and you'd likely be working into your 70s -- that's roughly 9 years longer than the average retirement age of workers in the U.S. So there's a few things to consider.

And a policy director told CBS Moneywatch says the idea might seem great to Slim ... the average person doesn't want to work that long -- billionaires, on the other hand, have a lot more fun at theirs jobs.

Some companies, like Google, already offer a compressed work week -- and CNN sites a survey conducted in 2008 that revealed 59% of participants wanted the option.

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ram4131 July 22 2014 at 3:19 PM

How about the rest of Mexico only cross the border 3 days a week?

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baitmaster1951 July 23 2014 at 8:53 AM

Why should I work at all, when I can get housing, welfare, free medical, food stamps, and host of other freebies? Socialism and Marxism is great, til you run out of other people's money.

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AMedicGary July 22 2014 at 4:25 PM

......... says the billionaire ...... who's every day reality is far different from yours and mine.

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bharrison777 July 22 2014 at 4:03 PM

Thanks to Obamacare you can work as many part time jobs as you like. Only want to work 20 hours---done deal. simple.

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rdj735 July 23 2014 at 9:06 AM

Here is a man that could help his home country get organized, create business, and help to wipe out crime to become a place the citizens would want to stay.

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drmike15 July 22 2014 at 3:23 PM

There is nothing inherently "natural" about the 8 hour a day, 5 day a week work week, which was won by organized labor after years of literally fighting in the streets for progressive social change. The work work should have been shortened long ago, but with capital holding all the cards now in the class war, things have returned to the 19th century for many. Back to the streets we must go . . .

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redwingirish July 22 2014 at 3:05 PM

It's a good thing we had BUSHY-BOY and Obummer for the last 16 years. Now the (extinct) middle class doesn't have to think about decent jobs!

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Jay July 23 2014 at 3:22 AM

Carlos Slim suggests a 3 day work week because he can afford a three day work week.

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erinjanespca Jay July 23 2014 at 9:37 AM

Did you read the article? Your comment says no.

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William McCurtis erinjanespca July 23 2014 at 9:24 PM

Did YOU read the Article? you expecting Slim go drop some of that money on you for being in his corner? GET REAL AIRHEAD!!!

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frank.foreman Jay July 24 2014 at 12:29 AM

I think he's finally coming out of his bank vault lifestyle , because so many people are being killed / murdered or otherwise thrown into a debt hole , with no way to climb out. Years ago in Africa , they used to trap lions this way. It's just a way of getting away with murder. The criminal mind works in such ways. All is forgotten when the **** hits the fan.

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MICHELLE July 22 2014 at 3:48 PM

How much is Mr. Slim wiling to pay us to only work three days a week?

If he is a billionaire and still needs to clock in for work every day, then I'm not sure we should be paying too much attention to his ideas!

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Tom Harrell July 23 2014 at 8:43 AM

That is "HILARIOUS" ! !
I guess Mexico has it so Good that the Mexican People can ALL afford to work 33 hours a week and go Vacationing in CALIFORNIA or TEXAS or ARIZONA, EH ? ?
We've had it all WRONG the last 100 Years or so. Those People taking a (Long) Walk across our Borders ain't ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, They're Mexican TOURISTS from the Richest Land in the UNIVERSE.
What a MORON.

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