In the United States,employees typically work five days a week for eight hours each day. However, many employees want to work a four-day week and are willing to accept less pay in order to do so. A mandatory policy requiring companies to offer their employees the option of working a four-day workweek for four-fifths (80 percent) of their normal pay would benefit the economy as a whole as well as the individual companies and the employees who decided to take the option.
The shortened workweek would increase company profits because employees would feel more rested and alert, and as a result, they would make fewer costly errors in their work. Hiring more staff to ensure that the same amount of work would be accomplished would not result in additional payroll costs because four-day employees would only be paid 80 percent of the normal rate. In the end, companies would have fewer overworked and error-prone employees for the same money,which would increase company profits.
For the country as a whole, one of the primary benefits of offering this option to employees is that it would reduce unemployment rates. If many full- time employees started working fewer hours, some of their workload would have to be shifted to others. Thus, for every four employees who went on an 80 percent week, a new employee could be hired at the 80 percent rate.
Finally, the option of a four- day workweek would be better for individual employees. Employees who could afford a lower salary in exchange for more free time could improve the quality of their lives by spending the extra time with their families, pursuing private interests, or enjoying leisure activities.
Both the reading and the lecture discuss a four-days per week new work policy. The author says that this policy is very advantageous to the economy,employees and to the individual. However, the professor refutes this claim presented in the reading, by saying that the new policy is not as beneficial as noted in the reading.
First of all, the writer avers that lesser work time leads to increase in profit of the company and help the employees to be error-prone because they will be rested and alert. Nevertheless, the lecturer rebuts this claim by stating that hiring more staffs will be very expensive because the company will have to pay for the transport and health benefits of the new worker. Furthermore, new employees means that the company will have to provide new office space and new computers which will cut the company's profit.
Secondly, the author posits that the new policy will also be beneficial to the country because it will lead to the reduction of unemployment. Nonetheless, the professor challenges this point made in the reading. He contends that employees working less time does not necessarily mean that the company will hire new workers. Moreover, the company can decide to ask the workers to work overtime in order to compensate for the lost time.
Lastly, the reading states that the four-days working option would give the employees free time to enhance their lives and spend more time with their families. However, the professor disagrees with this idea saying that the new policy will be very costly to the employees because it will decrease their job stability and harm their chances of advancing their career. He goes on to say that those employees might be passed over when companies want to promote their workers.
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Grammar and spelling errors:
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Message: Put a space after the comma
Suggestion: , employees
...licy is very advantageous to the economy,employees and to the individual. However, the pro...
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Message: Possible typo: you repeated a whitespace
... expensive because the company will have to pay for the transport and health bene...
Line 2, column 391, Rule ID: POSSESIVE_APOSTROPHE
Message: Possible typo: apostrophe is missing. Did you mean 'employees'' or 'employee's'?
Suggestion: employees'; employee's
...its of the new worker. Furthermore, new employees means that the company will have to pro...
Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, first, furthermore, however, lastly, moreover, nevertheless, nonetheless, second, secondly, so, first of all
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 8.0 10.4613686534 76% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 13.0 5.04856512141 257% => Less auxiliary verb wanted.
Conjunction : 8.0 7.30242825607 110% => OK
Relative clauses : 13.0 12.0772626932 108% => OK
Pronoun: 28.0 22.412803532 125% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 31.0 30.3222958057 102% => OK
Nominalization: 3.0 5.01324503311 60% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1459.0 1373.03311258 106% => OK
No of words: 294.0 270.72406181 109% => OK
Chars per words: 4.96258503401 5.08290768461 98% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.14082457966 4.04702891845 102% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.58331709901 2.5805825403 100% => OK
Unique words: 147.0 145.348785872 101% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.5 0.540411800872 93% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 440.1 419.366225166 105% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.55342163355 97% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 2.0 3.25607064018 61% => OK
Article: 9.0 8.23620309051 109% => OK
Subordination: 0.0 1.25165562914 0% => More adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 0.0 1.51434878587 0% => OK
Preposition: 1.0 2.5761589404 39% => More preposition wanted as sentence beginning.
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 13.0 13.0662251656 99% => OK
Sentence length: 22.0 21.2450331126 104% => OK
Sentence length SD: 41.2098109764 49.2860985944 84% => OK
Chars per sentence: 112.230769231 110.228320801 102% => OK
Words per sentence: 22.6153846154 21.698381199 104% => OK
Discourse Markers: 9.15384615385 7.06452816374 130% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.09492273731 98% => OK
Language errors: 3.0 4.19205298013 72% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 7.0 4.33554083885 161% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 3.0 4.45695364238 67% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 3.0 4.27373068433 70% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.294388973297 0.272083759551 108% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.112942449123 0.0996497079465 113% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0620567425135 0.0662205650399 94% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.18931330794 0.162205337803 117% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0366554677892 0.0443174109184 83% => OK
automated_readability_index: 13.2 13.3589403974 99% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 57.61 53.8541721854 107% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 5.55761589404 56% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 10.7 11.0289183223 97% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 11.78 12.2367328918 96% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.38 8.42419426049 99% => OK
difficult_words: 68.0 63.6247240618 107% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.0 10.7273730684 103% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.8 10.498013245 103% => OK
text_standard: 11.0 11.2008830022 98% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Rates: 83 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 25 Out of 30
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