Tyson Foods plant offering workers a 3-day week with full benefits.

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  1. Chinatown

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  3. ZVar

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    Poor babies.
    Maby they would get more employees if they didn't require experimental ####tails to be injected in a person as a condition of employment....
     
  4. Flat Earth Trucker

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    Something we agree on. Hey! :thumbup:
     
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  5. drvrtech77

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    In other words..they want to get paid for work not Performed..read between the lines people..because you can work 40hrs a week and still have a life outside of work..

    • Many US workers say they want flexible schedules and shorter hours for a better work-life balance.
     
  6. ZVar

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    Not really. It's simply Tyson refuses to offer benefits unless the employee works 36 hours a week. Since they cannot get enough employees to agree to work without benefits, they are offering to pay the difference.
    Make no mistake. This is Tyson 100% offering because Tyson refuses to offer benefits to the part time people. They could offer benefits to all employees, but for whatever reason they won't.

    This has nothing to do with "lazy people" or other b.s. talking points. It's 100% corporate greed not wanting to pay benefits. After all once benefits are offered it's very hard to take them back. It's much easier to simply lay off a few part time people.
     
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    I don't of any place that offers benefits to part timers. I think there will be a lot of takers here. Who wouldn't take that work schedule? Work 3 days and get paid for 4 plus bennies. That's going to get that particular facility fully staffed quickly I think. It don't really save the company any money, it just protects what they already have. After all, other than pay, people complain most about a lack of scheduling flexibility. Plus, Workers have more leverage than ever and Tyson is smart enough to recognize that.
     
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  8. Chinatown

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    Tyson will eventually have to raise prices to pay for those benefits.
    3 day work week is a good deal for the workers, but not for the consumers of Tyson Foods.
    If I had a job like that, I'd also get another full time job and bank some money. Live off the Tyson wages and bank the 2nd job wages.
     
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  9. Opus

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    "It's going to give people the opportunity to have that home-life balance, where they can come to work but have that time outside of work to enjoy their families, enjoy their hobbies and other things,"

    Oh, sure. Because the rest of us are only working 4 days a week,
    Steppin' up, I'd say.
    Home / Life balance my big ol' behind.

    It's called supply and demand.
     
  10. zaroba

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    I had a 3 day work week at a warehouse I used to work at. Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, 12 hour shifts. Loved it.

    Couldn't really do anything but work and sleep those 3 days, but having 4 days off in a row was great. Plenty of time to do lots of stuff.
     
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  11. gentleroger

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    It saves money in the long term. Base pay rate remains low and it's an easy program to terminate once the labor pool grows.

    If they raise pay, it's hard to cut it.

    If they just offer benefits to part timers, then it's hard to take that away.

    Tyson can also start mandating "overtime" without having to increase labor costs.
     
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