Listen Now: COVID Ushers In The Age Of The 4-Day Work Week
Can’t wait until friday? Change your calendar.
With work schedules looking different, companies are experimenting with possible changes to day to day life. And according to Inc.com, there are three schedules bosses are considering.
First, the ninety-eight work schedule. Under this plan, people work eighty hours every two weeks but get an extra day off. So, one week they work nine hours monday through thursday and eight on friday. That makes forty four hours of work. The second week they work nine hours Monday through Thursday. That plus the extra four from week one means they get Friday off.
Or you can try a twelve hour, 3.5 day work week. This might not work for all industries but if people finish their work after three and a half days they can welcome the long weekend. Most people on this schedule say they love it and the extra days off gives them time to start up a side hustle.
Finally, there’s the 4 ten-hour day schedule. Put in ten hours and enjoy three-day weekends to try something new.
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