Carlos Slim, the world’s richest man, is advocating for a three-day work week so everybody can make like T.I. and live their life, ay ay ay.

Slim told CNNMoney that a shorter work week would ensure employees have more time for themselves. “Machines should work 24 hours and services should work as much as possible,” he said. But people, on the other hand, deserve more time to enjoy “entertainment, family, and to train for better jobs.”

According to a separate CNN report, Americans work an average of 38 hours a week while the entire workforce in the Netherlands averages less than 30 hours a week as a way to “promote work-life balance and protect part-time workers.” Not only that, but Dutch laws make it so employees are entitled to full-paid vacation days, maternity, and paternity leave. Denmark, Norway, and Germany are but a few other countries that, ahem, work under this same idea.

Less time in the office is obviously a bonus, but it boasts health benefits, too. Researchers from the University College London found working too many hours for low pay increases risk for type 2 diabetes, and working parents are more susceptible to social stress. Plus, proper time away from the office — yeah, we see you checking that email on the beach — will do wonders for overall health and happiness.

There is a slight catch to Slim’s shortened week: The shifts would jump from eight to 11 hours and the retirement age would be pushed back to 75. The latter seems like a deal breaker, right? Retirement is when you finally get the time to chip away at that bucket list, or just catch up with Scandal — both of which are respectable options.

Yet, research from the Institute of Economic Affairs and the Age Endeavour Fellowship found that retirement decreases "very good” or "excellent" self-reported health by 40 percent, while increasing risk for depression and diagnosis of a physical condition by up to 60 percent. These results obviously vary, but on average, retiring just because you think you have to isn’t doing your health any favors.

Even if the retirement age weren't questionable, Slim's proposed shift change won't add that much time. Think about it: If you were to take the three hours added to each eight-hour work day, that's nine hours. So that would be four, eight-hour work days or a three-day weekend, every weekend.

Now, if Slim would impart some of his money for student loans, in addition to his workforce knowledge, we'd really appreciate it.