Reduce Full Labor From 40 hours to 30 hours a week

Reduce Full Labor From 40 hours to 30 hours a week

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Angelica Aziz started this petition to United States Department of Labor and

Life is already tough enough and working a full time 40 hour week. It can seriously deteriorate the human body, mentally and physically.  

There is not enough time in the day to accomplish daily duties and still have the time and energy for the ones we come home to.

40 hours is considered full time, but what if it changed to 30 hours. Imagine only working 6 hours a day, five days a week. Think of all the free time you would have. 

Here are all the reasons why it would benefit both the employers and the employees to reduce labor hours of full time from 40 to 30 hours.  


Better work life balance 
A good work-life balance is absolutely essential when it comes to leading a happy and fulfilled life. With the reduction in hours, employees will have more time to spend with their families and friends, leading to a happier workforce, employee satisfaction, and therefore higher work productivity.

Feeling energized
It has been researched that being overly tired has the same side effects as someone who is intoxicated. With a shorter workday, it provides employees with more time to relax and unwind. By having more downtime, it ultimately means that your workforce has higher energy levels and therefore are more efficient at work.

Time to focus
With a shorter workday, it does not mean that there is less of a workload.  What can be seen with an eight hour work day is employees tend to decline in productivity and procrastination sets in the closer it gets to the end of the day.  With fewer hours, however, employees learn to prioritize tasks and work more efficiently, meaning the hours worked are utilized.

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