The idea of working for four days with three days off every week [In My Opinion, August] is superb. But instead of three off days in a row, one off day can be placed midweek, on Wednesday, to ease the workload and remain refreshed.
Ashimjyoti Kalita, via e-mail
As a senior manager in government, I propose that government offices work two shifts, 8am to noon, and— without much burden on the economy of the office—hire contractual support staff and retired officers, who are easily available, for the second shift. This way, I expect work output to increase at least 50 to 75 percent.
S. G. Gautam, Nagpur
Forget four-day weeks, a five-day week will definitely be a boon for people like me who work on Saturdays too. I’ll get time to pay bills, catch up with friends in person
rather than online, give more attention to family and pursue some hobbies and go on weekend drives.
Claudius V., via e-mail
I once requested my supervisor to let me leave at 6:15pm, 15 minutes early, since I had something urgent to do. Although my work was on track he told me to leave only at 6:30. And for those 15 minutes I just killed time, when it could have served a good purpose instead. Corporates are moving to a schoollike decorum.
Nayyer Khan, Lucknow