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Rethink Working Hours and Schooling Hours

Work time and school time are no longer a standalone schedule.

Photo of Beng Mey Cheah
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I am a.....

  • Employee of an organization

Tell us about your idea

Employer and school should start setting day for working and schooling. For example, work day can be 3 or 4 days instead of 5 days and school days can be 3 to 4 days. If work day is Mon to Wed, then school day can be Thur to Sat.  

What part(s) of the pre-COVID school system do you wish to leave in the past? Why?

The typical 9 to 5 working hours and Monday to Friday, nor schooling time should be 8 to 1pm Monday to Friday. Because its not effective to balance work and home schooling from Monday to Friday.

Tell us a little bit about yourself and what inspired you to share this idea.

I'm not a parent but I understand the struggles of balancing 5 days work and 5 days school learning expectation. Its not a long term solution.  

What region are you located in?

  • South-eastern Asia

Where are you located?

Penang, Malaysia


Join the conversation:

Photo of Rachel Siegel

Thank you so much for posting your idea, Beng Mey Cheah ! It's really cool to see you approaching this with such an empathetic lens, recognizing the traditional work & school schedules may not work for all during remote learning. I wonder what else you might learn if you asked a couple of colleagues (who are also parents) to give you some quality feedback on your idea!

Photo of Isaac Jumba

Hello Beng Mey Cheah really great idea. I'm curious if you have any feedback so far on what Rachel Siegel had shared.
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