Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Carlos Slim Richest Man in the World Advocates for 3-Working Days

Carlos Slim, 74, advocated for three-day work weeks for workers, claiming that the extra to pursue hobbies and other activities would be beneficial to peoples' quality of life

The richest man in the world says that you should be working only THREE days per week
  • Carlos Slim, worth $79.6 billion, told a business conference in Paraguay that workers should work three days per week, 11 hours a day, and retire later
  • Slim: 'With three work days a week, we would have more time to relax; for quality of life.'
  • According to Forbes, Slim surpassed Bill Gates as the richest man in the world this week
Do you wish that your weekend was longer than just Saturday and Sunday? According to the world's richest man, it should be.

Carlos Slim Helú, the Mexican telecommunications mogul worth approximately $79.6 billion, told attendees to a business conference in Paraguay on Friday that it was time for 'a radical overhaul' in people's working lives.

As of July 15, 2014, Forbes announced that Slim was the richest man in the world, edging out Bill Gates' $79.1 billion fortune.

According to Slim, 74, people should take more time off in the course of their professional lives, working only three days a week instead of the standard full-time five days per week.

'People are going to have to work for more years, until they are 70 or 75, and just work three days a week – perhaps 11 hours a day,' Slim told the conference, including the catch that not only would workers have to work longer days (11 hours instead of the usual eight), but would have to continue to work well into their 70s, an age many opt to retire before reaching.

However, according to Slim, the benefits for such a short work week are plentiful.

'With three work days a week, we would have more time to relax; for quality of life.

Having four days [off] would be very important to generate new entertainment activities and other ways of being occupied,' he told the conference.

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