Thank you for contacting us about BBC Bitesize.
I understand you had concerns about inaccurate information within the article titled ‘Who invented the weekend?’
Please accept our apologies for delay in response. We were making sure to raise this with the writer of the piece directly, who has responded as follows:
‘After investigating the story further we have revised the copy to read: ‘Henry Ford, the legendary car maker, made Saturday and Sunday days off for his staff as early as 1926 and he was also keen to set down a 40-hour working week. An altruistic move in part, it also gave his workers the opportunity to spend their down time buying consumer products, keeping cash circulating through the economy.’’
We hope this goes some way in quelling your concerns.
Once again, thanks for taking the time to raise this with us.
Nom it doesn’t quell my concern. But not going through that shite again.