The article doesn’t mention a key factor i.e. how working hours will be affected by a 4 day week.
Are we talking a reduction from 40 hours to 32 hours, or are we talking an increase in the hours per work day from 8 to 10 to offset the hours from the 5th working day? (Or a mix of 8 and 12 hour days?)
I can see some benefits in both, but the benefits of a 4 day week come from the employee having more free time and a better work-life balance, which in turn leads to reduced stress and higher productivity during those working hours. Working longer days removes than benefit to an extent, as many shift workers who already use a 4 day schedule will tell you. The fact the company would still get the same amount of hours out of you kind of makes it a shit deal if it’s instead of a pay increase.
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