I'm looking for the best way to explain to employees how their weekly salary will change when going from a 6 day on 2 day off schedule to a 4 day on 3 day off schedule. Lets just say the weekly salary is \$1254. I used a common 8 week period to compare the 2 different schedules. I came up with a daily rate of 238.86 (10032 / 42 (number of days worked on a 6 and 2 schedule over a period of 8 weeks)). The new weekly rate is \$955.44 (4 * 238.86). Can any one give me a simple explanation that I can use to show how the math works? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

Todd