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State employees in Virginia could take Fridays off under a proposal the state is considering to save millions of dollars on energy by shutting down government buildings across the state one day a week.

Employees would work 10-hour days four times a week, although some agencies -- including those involved in law enforcement, public health, higher education and departments that generate revenue, such as museums -- would be exempt. Read the full story.

By Abha Bhattarai  |  September 14, 2010; 12:15 PM ET  | Category:  Local Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Why can't we work four 8 hour days? Would employ 20% more people.

Posted by: jimward21 | September 14, 2010 1:11 PM

I already work at least 10 hours a day, 5 days a week. I work during lunch and breaks. And I stay late and get no comp time. If they scheduled me for 10 hours a day, 4 days a week, it might be the first time I have ever actually worked only 40 hours per week.

Posted by: HookedOnThePost | September 14, 2010 3:17 PM

I agree with Hookedonthepost. I already work more than 10 hours a day (getting paid for 8). From my observation, there are many, many employees who don't work 8 hours a day. If you asked them to do 10, they'd cheat their company(ies) even more.

Posted by: mbrumble | September 15, 2010 8:25 AM

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