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  • 1.  4 day week

    Posted 02-25-2023 10:05
    The advantage of a 4-day work week is the ability to have more family/free time.
    Question would it be for some working Monday thru Thursday and others Tuesday thru Saturday or have Wednesday off mid-week?
    Each type of business would need to make the choice how it would work. I assume it then is 10-hour workdays.
    Do we then close all businesses on Sunday, so everyone is off together?

    There are too many unanswered questions as to the effectiveness of a 4-day week. How about teachers, postal workers, waiters, waitresses? The list can go on and on.

    There should not be any government mandated decision on this. Each business should make up their own mind what works best for them.

    "Have a Great Day or Create One"
    Rev. Jim Klynman

  • 2.  RE: 4 day week

    Posted 02-28-2023 15:05

    Interesting questions, @James Klynman

    Something cool about the UK study was that it tested the 4-day workweek in different industries, including restaurants and hospitality. While these businesses would be open seven days a week, employees would only work four days, so it seems like it's up to managers to handle schedules. 

    While it may not be a government mandate, it's possible that a shorter week could become the norm if businesses make the decisions themselves. 


  • 3.  RE: 4 day week

    Posted 03-04-2023 16:44

    Post-pandemic especially, I've monitored how I feel after a three day weekend - and wow, I am so much more energized when I come back to work after three days off than I am with the typical two day weekend. Even though I love my job, I still get that bit of dread that kicks in on Sunday mornings. I find that when I have three days to unwind, I don't feel that same "Sunday Scaries" feeling when it's time to return to work. And typically, I'm working longer hours anyway M-TH, so I'm likely reaching my hourly quota for the week in those 4 days anyway.

    Emily Tucker
    Madison WI

  • 4.  RE: 4 day week

    Posted 03-06-2023 11:16

    I agree, @Emily Tucker

    Three-day weekends are awesome. I remember a viral tweet that said the three-day weekend gives people a day for rest, a day for chores, and a day for fun. It resonated me because I think when you feel settled with your home, you can bring your best self to work.