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Five Day Work Week?

By: AP edited by Marguerite Jordan Email
By: AP edited by Marguerite Jordan Email

May 1
10:34pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) _ It's only Tuesday, but an Asheville,
North Carolina, group says as far as it's concerned, it's the new
Friday.

A group calling itself Friends of the Five Day Weekend is trying
to convince Congress to change the way Americans work and relax.
They're suggesting an end to the five-day workweek. And if people
need a place to unwind, why not western North Carolina.

Campaign director and Atlanta-based actor Roy McCrerey says
while the current situation is, in his words, ``crazy,'' he points
out that Congress was in session 104 days last year, which averages
out to two days a week.

The idea started as a promotional gimmick by the Asheville
Convention and Visitors Bureau, which is spending more than
500-thousand dollars on the campaign.

The group used its ``Work Less Express'' bus, live music and
giveaways today to raise awareness of unused vacation days and
pressure Congress for a two-day workweek. By the way, the group
mentioned Asheville is a place to rest and recharge.


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