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Do you support 5-day Workforce in HK?

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Most jobs in hk require employees to work 6days a week, 7-8 hours a day, or maybe work on saturday every other week. which is amongst the highest working hours in the developed world. In France people work 4-5days a week, 5hours a day or sth?
 

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Most jobs in hk require employees to work 6days a week, 7-8 hours a day, or maybe work on saturday every other week. which is amongst the highest working hours in the developed world. In France people work 4-5days a week, 5hours a day or sth?
Are you sure 5hours in france? That's really nothing.

In Holland an average person works 4 or 5 days, and something around 8hours a day. And the workpressure here is much lower than in HK. So the 5day-week sounds pretty good to me, even Chinese people need time to relax or not?
 

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HK needs a stable, lower-stress workforce and the government must be the first and strongest advocate. I wholeheartedly approve. HKers are way overworked, especially the blue-collar careers and desk jobs.
 

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But it's according to what kind of work you do. If you happen to be in advertising or computer animation, you have to work several hours even in the weekends and to say, it's very stressful. I used to work in an ad agency and I resigned because of work pressure.
 

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Working 6 days a week is quite common in a non-government job. However, just because the government is taking the lead does not mean private businesses with a for-profit objective ought to follow suit.
 
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Though a 5 day week would be good for employees, for HK to remain competitive, a 5 day week wouldn't allow HK to maintain that perhaps ...

HK is renouned for its efficiency, fast pace & getting things done quickly, and being a city that never sleeps can certainly help that alot ... but i do recommend employees have maybe more paid-holidays
 

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hkia said:
Most American companies in HK have 5day week too, right?
Foreign firms, especially the multinationals, have been on a 5-day work week for quite some time (in line with the practices in their home countries).
 

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From news.gov.hk:
Notification mechanism unaffected by 5-day week

The notification mechanism between Hong Kong and Mainland authorities over major public health and food safety incidents will continue to operate as normal following the implementation of the five-day week in the Government on July 1, the Health, Welfare & Food Bureau says.

The bureau will continue to liaise closely with its Mainland counterparts. The communication between the relevant liaison officers of the two places will not be interrupted after office hours or during public holidays. Both sides will maintain contact by phone or other means of communication.

With effect from July 1, the opening hours of the bureau will be from 8.45am to 6pm from Monday to Friday and the lunch break will be from 1pm to 2pm.
 

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From news.gov.hk:
Financial Services, Treasury adopts 5-day week

Seven departments under the Financial Services & the Treasury Bureau will move to a five-day week from July 1 with weekday work hours extended to cover Saturday services.

The affected departments - the Companies Registry, the Census & Statistics Department, Office of the Commissioner of Insurance, Official Receiver's Office, Rating & Valuation Department, Government Logistics Department and the Treasury - will also enhance e-services, phone hotlines and drop-in boxes.

The Companies Registry will keep its public services unchanged in the first phase of implementation. They include the receipt of documents and registration fees, incorporation and registration of local and overseas companies, documents registration and company searches.
 
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