19 of 46
BACKNEXT
Kathy Sperlo: A 4-day work week
Kathy Sperlo: A 4-day work week
A shorter work week is giving Kathy Sperlo some respite from the cost of gas.
Fund raiser, 52, St. Louis, Mo.

In order to save time, energy and money, my employer is letting us start a compressed work week. We will work 36 hours in four days. I've chosen to work 7 a.m. till 4 p.m.

My commute is 18 miles each way, and this will certainly help save gas and money for me! I'm excited too about a three-day weekend every week.

This is our schedule for the summer, but I think we might have to go back to a five-day work week at the end of summer. I appreciate my employer's efforts to help us stretch a dollar.

In September, there is a possibility that I can carpool with a friend who works about 3 miles away from my office. As gas continues to escalate, carpooling will become a certainty, I think!

I'm 52 years old. I expected things to be easier at this point in my life.

NEXT: Brian Washburne: To grandma's house we don't go
Last updated September 25 2008: 3:44 PM ET
 
iReport
iReport
iReport.com: Your money
How is the economy affecting your everyday life? Tell us about how your money situation has changed - or stayed the same - in the last few months. What's your biggest economic worry? Send us your photos and videos, or email us and share your story.
 
More Galleries
Getty family known for its wealth and misfortunes The Getty family may be as famous for its fortune as the misfortune that has dogged its name for years. Here is a brief history of the players in the tumultuous Getty saga. More
The 32 best April Fools' Day gags of 2015 April Fools' Day is here, which means that businesses around the world are letting their guard down. More
World's worst cities for rush hour traffic So you thought your city had the worst rush hour traffic in the world? More

Special Offer