Four-day work week to be trialled in Dominican Republic

aarhus

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it only works in certain industries. Government, data entry etc. Any industry that is actually providing a product is not included.
What about in the biggest industry here. Tourism?
 

aarhus

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The last comments in the thread confirms what I was thinking. It’s not realistic in many areas. Sounds like another propaganda stunt by the DR government. They got international press coverage over it. I remember this from the pandemic. They were very good at pretending to be a developed country.
 

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in certain industries there is "piece work" when a certain job or assignment is completed successfully you are off until the next assignment. Anything customer service related, like tourism, a body must be in place. A four day work week is encouraged my unions, not business owners.
 

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My Haitian kid is trying to get a job at one. 19k pesos a months, 6 days a week, 7-7.
Forget it. He can make more washing cars. Only place he can make real cash is some of these Vacation Club sales. Comission job, but if he is fluent in English and Spanish he can do very well.....
 

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Why would govt control what we are doing? Let companies decide for themselves. This is such waste IMHO
 

BermudaRum

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would never work in the tourist industry..
Which includes any industry that provides services or goods seven days a week. Those businesses would have to hire additional staff to cover the operational hours, which would increase both payroll as well as cost to the consumer.
 
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As it is, there is not much work being done between extensive holidays in the DR.

I spend the last two weeks on business in P.P.
With a few exceptions.... one can see in their faces and demeanour that even professional people don't feel much like working.
In most cases the work is below average quality standard and customer service, expected in the off island world.

Dominicans are great for partying, drinking and dancing.
When working, the cara dura comes out.

In Canada some people work 40 hr weeks in four 10 hr days.
In Germany's socialism they want reduced hours at full pay similar to quoted text.

Businesses need productivity to survive.
In the developed world robot's are increasingly used to keep up productivity.

In a world of over 8 Billion inhabitants only the well educated and self motivated will have a "good" life.
The rest are of little consequence, as any world traveller can see.

Protests seem to be popular by the masses.
Yes those extensive holidays ... then you would have about a 2 and a half day work week
 

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What always gets me is how the people who want to PARTY HARD and "hate work" always seem to have such an extensive list of desires that they want to fulfill. The same folks that complain about how low wages are here are the ones who provide poor customer service, show up late or not at all, operate with poor productivity and exhibit a lack of workplace integrity, up to and including justifying theft on the job.

You can't have it both ways and the people who say "They behave that way because they don't get paid enough" are putting the cart before the horse. You cannot get paid a First World English/German/Scandanavian-speaking country's average wage-rate without putting in the work and excelling at productivity and performance like the workers of those countries do.

This is not a step in the right direction. If an entrepreneur did this they would be shooting themselves in the foot. Few people have that mindset. Far too many people want something for nothing.