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The World’s Second-Richest Man Thinks
You Should Work Only 3 Days a Week

Time Magazine, by Sam Frizell

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Posted By:yo-yo, 7/20/2014 11:31:53 AM

Carlos Slim, the world’s second-richest man finally said the one thing we’ve all been waiting for a self-made billionaire to say: work less. Way less. At a business conference in Paraguay, the telecommunications magnate said it was time for a “radical overhaul” in the way people work, the Financial Times reports: people should only work three days a week. “With three work days a week, we would have more time to relax; for quality of life,” Slim said. “Having four days [off] would be very important to generate new entertainment activities and other ways of being occupied.” Well-said, Mr. Slim. Well-said.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: yo-yo, 7/20/2014 11:34:27 AM     (No. 9932731)

Emperor Zero screamed, "You want me to work THREE DAYS in ONE WEEK?!!
The SAME WEEK?!!
THAT tears it!
We are building a border fence to KEEP OUT these radicals and their fanatical ideas!!"


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Reply 2 - Posted by: franq, 7/20/2014 11:36:55 AM     (No. 9932733)

Mr. Slim, if you will pay off my house, I could get by on working 2 days a week. Please contact me at your convenience. BTW, the payoff on my mortgage would equate to about $10 to someone of your means.
Sincerely,
Franq

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Ribicon, 7/20/2014 11:47:06 AM     (No. 9932743)

Carlos Slim is a main beneficiary of the Obamaphone program, which was launched under the Compassionate Conservative. And, thanks to big-government policies that put money in the pockets of people like Carlos Slim, people do work 3 days per week: 3 at their first job, and maybe 2 or 3 at their second job, if they´re lucky enough to have one. Embrace the new peasantry, say the socialists.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: DaddyO, 7/20/2014 11:47:30 AM     (No. 9932745)

Carlos Slim owns the NY Times. He can afford to pay everyone at the Times 3 days a week for a full weeks work.

So why doesn´t he?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: DaddyO, 7/20/2014 12:16:39 PM     (No. 9932775)

In 2012 the Carlos Slim´s NY Times forced pension cuts on their union workers:

"For an employee whose salary is $100,000, that means $2,900 a year less. And there’s a big but with that. That cut applies only if the Guild’s novel retirement plan is approved by the IRS sometime in the next year. If it’s not approved, our retirement benefit will be cut to 3% of wages in a 401k plan. So we have a definite cut of $2,900, and a worst but not implausible case in which the retirement contributions are cut by $6,500 a year."

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Reply 6 - Posted by: trapper, 7/20/2014 12:19:05 PM     (No. 9932779)

Actually, most people in undeveloped countries DO work 3 days a week or less, which is why their countries REMAIN UNDEVELOPED and they remain dirt poor.

As usual, spoken like a man who has entire staffs of people on call 24/7 to satisfy their every whim, and God help them if the Bentley isn´t ready on time. Extreme wealth makes some people stupid. Or maybe they were stupid to begin with, but were in the right place at the right time, fell into a barrel of money, and because they are now wealthy some people think they should now listen to them.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 7/20/2014 2:29:24 PM     (No. 9932872)

FTA “With three work days a week, we would have more time to relax; for quality of life,”

Yes it would, if you´re a one-percenter.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 7/20/2014 2:42:33 PM     (No. 9932888)

Years ago there was a union factory worker in Detroit who never came in to work on Fridays (but, of course, he could never be fired). When asked why he didn´t just take off Thursdays, too, he replied, "Because I can´t support my family on three days´ pay".

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Reply 9 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 7/20/2014 2:44:55 PM     (No. 9932889)

Double talk. Fewer work hours which means less pay, and he makes more. The work still needs to get done which will mean lots of unpaid overtime. Lots of corporations already do this, and if they are really cheap, they outsource. The results are short term profits, and long term the failure of the company. Is Carlos Slim a looter?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: bmw50, 7/20/2014 3:55:51 PM     (No. 9932939)

Well, I work 3 days a week to support MY family then work 2 more days to support everyone else´s (actually It´s closer to half and half).
You pay my taxes and I might be able to get by on 3 days. Until then, I have few choices.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 7/21/2014 2:18:13 AM     (No. 9933343)

Easy for him. Difficult for you.

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Carlos Slim, the world’s second-richest man finally said the one thing we’ve all been waiting for a self-made billionaire to say: work less. Way less. At a business conference in Paraguay, the telecommunications magnate said it was time for a “radical overhaul” in the way people work, the Financial Times reports: people should only work three days a week. “With three work days a week, we would have more time to relax; for quality of life,” Slim said. “Having four days [off] would be very important to generate new entertainment activities and other ways of being occupied.” Well-said, Mr. Slim. Well-said.



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