Five-day week good for work and family life

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 02 January, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 02 January, 2007, 12:00am

According to a recent survey, about 60 per cent of Hong Kong workers do not have a five-day working week. But one third said it would help them strike a healthy balance between work and life.

I think the government should encourage businesses to adopt the five-day week.

If businesses want their employees to work well, they should realise that having time away from the office is a good thing.

If people have more time to rest and to spend with their family, they will be more enthusiastic during the working week.


Our Lady of the Rosary College

Studies have shown that overworking can have a bad effect on people's health and most of us are at our best when we are well-rested, so it seems like the five-day week is the way forward.

It is important that the government encourage companies to introduce this guideline to give their staff the choice.

Many of you write in to the Young Post to say that your parents always work late. It seems that a lot of adults don't spend enough time with their family.

Hopefully, a five-day week would help solve this problem.

Victoria, Sub-Editor