That's three days, and one day more than Pretty Boy Floyd gave us.
The Environment Report has a story about employers allowing employees to work a four-day work week, to save on gas. It may not actually save on gas, but it makes you feel better, apparently (duh).
A transcript says working 10 hours straight can be tough (depending on your work ethic, I guess). I don't see why the solution is to make people work 10 hours a day for four days. Let me work from home, for God sakes. Or we can all just go on pretending that we all work every second of our shifts. God knows I do. I never get coffee, go to the bathroom, go for a walk, surf the Net. Never.
An economist tells TER that people might not want to stay home for the first day of their 72-hour weekend.
"People are going to say well, I’ve got a third day off, so why don’t I drive around and do some errands and enjoy myself?”
Tell a commute. Telecommute.