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Old 04-27-2006, 02:47 AM   #1
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Back in the 1980's an electrical company in New York tried this, the final result was the IBEW local union requested the company return to the conventional 5 day work week. The workers were spending more money and traveling more because they had more free time on weekends, resulting in less money for necesssities. It may not be true today though. The only way for people to deal with high fuel prices is to change driving habits by consolidating trips, slowing down, following tips for conserving fuel, inflating tires to sidewall pressure, and keeping vehicles well maintained.
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I have to agree with Ray. The work schedule is great. I work Sun - Wed the only trouble is I want to go more places and spend 2 days riding the Wing while Cheri is at work. I don't think it will save gas.
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Old 04-27-2006, 03:16 PM   #5
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Yep 3 days off = more drive/play time.
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Here's an interesting site that may make you feel better (or worse). Input the price of gas (or whatever) and see what the equivalent was in a given past year. Art

http://eh.net/hmit/ppowerusd/
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ArtB - thanks for the fun link.
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Man, that site is depressing.
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Hang on to your knickers boys, I think we're in for a rough ride.....
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Old 05-05-2006, 03:39 AM   #10
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But this way you could choose to stay home and save gas, Also I know that shutting down buildings for 3 days will save fuel cost there. In summer industry could raise the temp. on the thermostat and in winter lower it. Lights could be turned off and only use the ones needed for security. Think of all the school buses that would not be on the road for one day a week and the fuel saved there. I can remember when only a few drug stores were open on Sunday. All other stores were closed. I think it was the Blue Law. Maybe we need to turn the clock back a bit.
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Maybe we should all practice below. I found it very interesting. Enjoy.


Subject: The Price of Eggs



Read all, very interesting!

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Subject: The Price of Eggs

A man eats two eggs each morning for breakfast. When he goes to the
grocery store he pays .60 cents a dozen. Since a dozen eggs won't last
a week he normally buys two dozens at a time.

One day while buying eggs he notices that the price has risen to 72
cents. The next time he buys groceries, eggs are .76 cents a dozen. When asked
to explain the price of eggs the store owner says, "the price has gone
up and I have to raise my price accordingly".

This store buys 100 dozen eggs a day. I checked around for a better
price and all the distributors have raised their prices. The distributors
have begun to buy from the huge egg farms. The small egg farms have been
driven out of business.

The huge egg farms sells 100,000 dozen eggs a day to distributors. With
no competition, they can set the price as they see fit. The distributors
then have to raise their prices to the grocery stores. And on and on
and on. As the man kept buying eggs the price kept going up. He saw the
big egg trucks delivering 100 dozen eggs each day. Nothing changed there.

He checked out the huge egg farms and found they were selling 100,000
dozen eggs to the distributors daily. Nothing had changed but the price
of eggs.

Then week before Thanksgiving the price of eggs shot up to $1.00 a
dozen. Again he asked the grocery owner why and was told, "cakes and baking for
the holiday". The huge egg farmers know there will be a lot of baking
going on and more eggs will be used. Hence, the price of eggs goes up.
Expect the same thing at Christmas and other times when family cooking,
baking, etc. happen.

This pattern continues until the price of eggs is 2.00 a dozen. The man
says,"there must be something we can do about the price of eggs".

He starts talking to all the people in his town and they decide to stop
buying eggs. This didn't work because everyone needed eggs. Finally,
the man suggested only buying what you need.

He ate 2 eggs a day. On the way home from work he would stop at the
grocery and buy two eggs. Everyone in town started buying 2 or 3 eggs a
day.

The grocery store owner began complaining that he had too many eggs in
his cooler. He told the distributor that he didn't need any eggs. Maybe
wouldn't need any all week.

The distributor had eggs piling up at his warehouse. He told the huge
egg farms that he didn't have any room for eggs would not need any for at
least two weeks.

At the egg farm, the chickens just kept on laying eggs.

To relieve the pressure, the huge egg farm told the distributor that
they could buy the eggs at a lower price. The distributor said, " I don't
have the room for the %$&^*&% eggs even if they were free".

The distributor told the grocery store owner that he would lower the
price of the eggs if the store would start buying again. The grocery store
owner said, "I don't have room for more eggs. The customers are only
buy 2 or 3 eggs at a time". "Now if you were to drop the price of eggs back
down to the original price, the customers would start buying by the
dozen again".

The distributors sent that proposal to the huge egg farmers. They liked
the price they were getting for their eggs but, them chickens just kept
on laying.

Finally, the egg farmers lowered the price of their eggs. But only a
few cents. The customers still bought 2 or 3 eggs at a time. They said,
"when the price of eggs gets down to where it was before, we will start
buying by the dozen."

Slowly the price of eggs started dropping. The distributors had to
slash their prices to make room for the eggs coming from the egg farmers.
The egg farmers cut their prices because the distributors wouldn't buy at a
higher price than they were selling eggs for.

Anyway, they had full warehouses and wouldn't need eggs for quite a
while.

And them chickens kept on laying.

Eventually, the egg farmers cut their prices because they were throwing
away eggs they couldn't sell. The distributors started buying again
because the eggs were priced to where the stores could afford to sell
them at the lower price.

And the customers starting buying by the dozen again.

Now, transpose this analogy to the gasoline industry.

What if everyone only bought $10.00 worth of gas each time they pulled
to the pump. The dealers tanks would stay semi full all the time. The
dealers wouldn't have room for the gas coming from the huge tank farms.
The tank farms wouldn't have room for the gas coming from the refining
plants. And the refining plants wouldn't have room for the oil being
off loaded from the huge tankers coming from the Middle East.

Just $10.00 each time you buy gas. Don't fill it up. You may have to
stop for gas twice a week but, the price should come down.

Think about it.

As an added note...When I buy $10.00 worth of gas,that leaves my tank a
little under half full. The way prices are jumping around, you can buy
gas for $2.65 a gallon and then the next morning it can be $2.15. If
you have your tank full of $2.65 gas you don't have room for the $2.15 gas.
You might not understand the economics of only buying two eggs at a time
but, you can't buy cheaper gas if your tank is full of the high priced
stuff.

Also, don't buy anything else at the gas station, don't give them any
more of your hard earned money than what you spend on gas, until the prices
come down..
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I like the idea and maybe we ought to drive with an egg under our foot on the gas peddle. "007"
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Last night on the local news (green bay, WI) they said that the gas prices were expected to drop about 75 cents after labor day, yet seeing is believing. Hope it is true though because these prices are nasty here. Currently $2.89 a gallon here.

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