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VW workers will have four 10-hour shifts

Tennessean -- Volkswagen is boosting production at its sole U.S. plant, though employees will have to spend fewer days a week to achieve that expansion.

The German automaker announced Tuesday that the plant that makes the popular Passat sedan will increase annual production by 30,000 cars next year.

Under the new system, workers will put in 10 hours per shift, but work only four days a week. The plant will be operational six days a week, for nearly 20 hours each day. Workers’ preferences were taken into account for scheduling details ranging from break times to when shifts will start and end.

The company said the new schedule is designed to cut down on overtime, maximize plant operations and help employees achieve a family-work balance.

“We will exceed what we had planned for 2012,” said Frank Fisch


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honda0105
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tomok: your point is...?
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Thank you for posting.
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 4:45:36 AM

VW's only operating manufacturing plant in the US and you get to work 4-10's, that's good. A weekend is 3 days, long enough to enjoy yourself and be back in time to go to work. And, almost forget you have to go to work on Monday. 10 hour days are easy once you get used to them, just a little longer than 8 hour shifts and the commuting time is less per week. NICE!
In today's economy, if you have a job that can be a good thing! With 'coming out of the closet' Barry's lousy, smoke and mirrors, lack of jobs, dog and pony show and in the crapper economy, without a job how can you afford to buy fuel and the vehicle to use it! Barry can spin the jobs numbers so they look much better than what they really are, he's a smooooth talker if there ever was one!
The trend is always up with fuel prices. The price at the pump needs to go down to $2/gallon, $3 to $3.50/gallon is Not the new low!
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money. Consider using other forms of less expensive transportation to lower your cost.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
12/22/2012
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2012 2:06:38 AM

OK
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Interesting that in VW's usual autocratic Prussina style, all workers WILL, as in must, work 10 hour days. As if they were not doing that already and possibly even getting 2 hours OT each day. Now VW will eliminate any and all blue colllar OT while getting more effort out of their non-union shop. How nice!

Four 10 hour day work weeks may be great for some, but it certainly does not fit all and should be an optional work week choice. Not much choice in the work place these days though. Outsourcing and offshoring have simply worked great for all big corporations and the majority of plant workers are as docile as sheep.
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GOOD LUCK!
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 11:29:56 PM

there are lotza places in north carolina with 10-hour workdays, four days/week..
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 11:20:56 PM

that's a good shift
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 11:16:22 PM

Most people I have heard of who work 10 for four like it as it gives them an extra day off and less commuting.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 11:14:46 PM

bigmac, my mom was a nurse & she'd work double-shifts 16 hours at a time
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 11:14:10 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 11:13:55 PM

good
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 11:12:06 PM

So?
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 11:10:53 PM

A good situation for all.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 11:09:44 PM

Been going on for a long time in Ontario so nothing new here.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 11:09:26 PM

next!
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 11:09:22 PM

Great Idea
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OK
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Ok
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 11:08:22 PM

good employees
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 11:07:46 PM

nurses have always worked similar to this...and 12 hr shifts to boot!
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 11:07:32 PM

a 40 hour week is a 40 hour week
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 11:06:30 PM

Good for both company and employeees, a win win.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 11:06:25 PM

It would work for me, especially with what they're making versus the $8 an hour I and others are getting. Not many good jobs out there today.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 11:05:35 PM

cool
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 11:05:07 PM

Sounds fine to me, only 4 work days
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 11:04:38 PM

If true, this is the first company that's ever cared about family – work balance.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 11:03:39 PM

4 day week still sounds good
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I believe it's called managing the issues. Cost vs output
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 10:58:55 PM

and GM has been doing the same thing for over a year now.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 10:58:43 PM

saving on gas by not having to drive to work on the fifth day.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 10:57:19 PM

Still a 40 hour week.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 10:55:08 PM

Do we need to waste the Earth's resources on 30,000 VW's next year?
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 10:50:03 PM

cool
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 10:49:11 PM

I don't know...I got polightly fired for not doing at least (5) 10 hour days and a 6 hour Saturday last summer.LMAO

These days, I just do 9 hour days and screw Saturday or screw work in the summer!

[Edited by: knot2swift at 8/3/2012 11:50:57 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 10:46:42 PM

Most nurses work 12 hour shifts.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 10:46:36 PM

My husband is presently working 4 days/week, 10 hours each and loves it. Not only does it give him another day off, it saves on gas and wear and tear on the vehicle. It also saves me one day of work clothes for the laundry. It works out very well.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 10:41:25 PM

You have a good point,1Casey.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 10:37:27 PM

Sounds like a good schedule. I typically work 13hrs x 6days.
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 10:37:14 PM

My dad used to have 12 hour shifts. Used to alternate between 3 and 4 day weekends,
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Put in the time to make a paycheck
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 10:34:10 PM

Don't buy a 10th hour VW!!!
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 10:31:50 PM

ok
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1Casey - You said what I was going to say. :)
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Message Posted: Aug 3, 2012 10:28:24 PM

Less travel expense for workers.
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cool
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4x10 is wonderful. More consecutive days off.
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T I'm salary buy would love 4 X 10.
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Smart move
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