anyhow, the long and short is, you have to announce the election, then hold it two weeks later, then wait thirty days in case someone comes forward and says that they were coerced into voting for 4 tens when they didn't want to work it. then you can implement the "alternative work week" (on which basis i was hired, back in January...)
i find this all rather amusing, and kind of silly. but then again, the laws about making double time over 12 hours are rather nice, so overall it's probably worth a little hassle.
so, i'll be on 5 eight hour days for awhile, though hours are subject to change in a couple weeks when (hopefully, cross your fingers) we actually get a beta customer rolling.
and does anyone really care about all this babbling about hours except for me and possibly my folks, who haven't been pointed at this? =)