The working week should be limited to 40 hours?


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The working week should be limited to 40 hours

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Reasons To Disagree

This is a personal choice, some people do extra work to better themselves, maybe they are saving for something special, maybe they are trying to clear debts. Limiting a working week limits the opportunity of individuals and that is not reasonable

25 March 2006

An individuals hours of work should be freely negotiated between the applicant and the employer. If the employer can't find anyone to agree to his terms and conditions, he goes out of business. If the worker doesn't like those terms or conditions - he looks elsewhere.

20 July 2006

A 40 hour week would be ruinous for most families. Is govt going to automatically double the wage (and not just the minimum rate), or triple income tax to top up the WFF package. What a disaster. We need to encourrage personal responsibility rather than dependancy.

7 January 2007

Too long!

10 February 2007

work harder make more money. simple

2 July 2009

That's for the worker to decide.

10 October 2010

 

Reasons To Agree

With advances in technology, and high levels of unemployment, it is not neccessary for eveyone to work more than 40 hours per week. However, employers find it is more efficient and cheaper to have one experienced employee work more hours rather than train another employee. Thus employees are expected to work more hours, or loose their job completely to their unemployed counterpart who will work a longer working week. Regulation is required to protect the employee, where labour market forces cannot do this alone.

27 July 2005

Reasons for Remain Neutral

Yeah Right - like thats possible in many jobs.

12 October 2007

The problem is work-place immobility. Support people rejecting poor management - don't constrain hard workers!

14 December 2007

I think that is up to every individual to decide. No poll for this, but i think it should be appropriate for employers to pay more for after hours and ot.

11 May 2011

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