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Working on software development in a non-software organization revealed an unexpected issue. We are required to work on Saturdays. We are trying to build our case for a 5-day week by quoting the instance of Indian Software Consultancies. All of them have a 5-day work week. However the management has countered that almost all non-Software organizations work half a day on Saturdays.
Was wondering if someone could provide some information in our support or at least point us to where we could find some.

Thanks!
 
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Hi !

India is not my country, but I am afraid you are wrong anyway. All countries usually have as standard work condition of 5 days work plus rest day which is usually sunday (friday for muslims), but saturday usually is an ordinary work day too (but not for jews, shabat) which can be worked as well, in particular for shipping companies as for usual 5 days work people will be at work, not at home. So your employer is certainly legally right to ask you to work 6 days a week at standard wages, unless a specific agreement exists for your industry.

But beware, if your employer suggested you would work for annual pay equivalent to market, which supposes 5 days a week work, but makes you work 6 days a week, he is stealing from you 15% of your pay. If it is the case either negociate 5 days a week work or wages corresponding to 6 days a week work, and if impossible quit immediately, making him a wide but still anonymous publicity so that others are warned.

Best regards.
 
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When I was working in India in a non-software development company, we used to get every other Saturday off, and Sunday was always non-working. I thought 6 day week was the norm in India. Non-software employees in the company used to work 6-day weeks, and we were given 5 1/2 day weeks because we were so "special", or rather we were classified as low-level managers (basically to justify our pay scale and benifits), and one of the benifits that managers had was every other Sat off.

This was 7 years ago, though. And, I don't know about software development companies. I don't know what's the norm now.
 
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Majority of big and medium software shops work five days a week.Small IT companies many times work on Saturdays too.Some companies work on alternate Saturdays.Non software industries work on Saturday/alternate Saturdays.5.5 days a week is also a common practice here.My first employer had 5.5 days a week.We used to arrive at 9:00AM and by 1:00 back to home.
 
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Almost all software companies jhave 5 days week now. Typical work hours are 40 on paper and many programmers work more tahn that. 45 - 48 hrs/week would be typical I guess.

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