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Fred Goff
CEO and Founder of Jobcase
about 1 year ago
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4 day work week anyone?

So Microsoft is the latest to talk about experimenting with the 4 day work week. I wonder - if you had a W2 job that only required 4 day work week would you use the extra day for (and how many would use the other 1-3 days to moonlight in another job to up annual earnings)?
#Whadayathink? (ps: I should confess that I bet a lot of our own employees at Jobcase are thinking "4 days? wow, I'd be happy with 5! - we certainly don't require beyond 5 days but this platform and company have succeeded for years by having the blessing of a team that is so dedicated they contribute a crazy amount during the week - not just 9-5x5)

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/four-day-working-week-microsoft-japan_n_5d77c236e4b0fde50c2dec9a

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Susie Wilkinson
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Would use it for catching up on personal needs, health and workout out , but family

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Bhupinder Gill
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Your work is so extensive that you may need to adopt a schedule that works for you , rather than constant demands of a new operating system. I’m saying it’s easier to do better work when rest is adequately clear.

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Teresa Schmidt
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4 10 hour days has been around for at least a decade. Mostly in public sector jobs so not new.

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Lynne Eodice
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Yes, some companies have offered a 4-day work week for a while now, with employees working longer hours during the 4 days. I think it's great for spending longer weekends with family.

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Wendell Dick
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Yes it would be less stress with 4day work week

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Vince Rybakov
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A 4 day work week is what we need. Jobs that work us down to our bones do no good, they split families, kids never see their parents, and people never get enough time to themselves. If I’d have a 4 day work week I could have more family/relationship time. I would be less stressed and anxious, I’d have time to exercise more and take care of my health, I’d be able to work on my side project (writing), I’d be happy and energetic enough to do volunteer work again. But nope, I work what feels like all the time, even holidays. I get no time to myself.

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Rich Charles
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4/10's, are what they are offering. Not same pay for 4 days as 5. When you think about 4 days, that is a normal 32 hour week. Between losing benefits and 8 hours of pay. Think before you leap. Read the fine print. 1 less day, but longer hours. Think about it.

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Dorota Nieradka
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its end of the year, many companies sends you on 32 hours work week.. even me, i'm angry, because my bills need to be paid ..../none wants to hire you for one day unfortunately, it's though time to me / so, i need to struggle with money till January 15th 2020, any advice guys?

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Jean Hart
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I need that extra time to take care of my house and family. I could never take on another job because I have too much responsibility at home.

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Chris Smith
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Unfortunately, many industries cannot make a four day week workable. As long as the consumer is demanding service or product 7 days a week, there will always be the need for employees that work a minimum of a 5 day week. From an employer's perspective, having employees that only work a 4 day week means hiring extra staff to cover the rest of the days that need to covered, and that is a huge expense than many small businesses cannot afford. In some industries, a four day week may be feasible, but in service related industries, it's not very practical

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