Thursday, July 3, 2008

Is a four-day work week in our future?

Thanks to Independence Day, most of us are looking forward to a three-day weekend. Wouldn’t it be nice if it was that way every week, all year long?

With soaring gas prices and pressure from employees who want shorter workweeks, some companies and local government offices across the country are making the move to a four-day work week.

This summer, Utah will become the first state to institute a mandatory four-day work week for most state employees. The Utah governor reduced the federal work schedule to reduce the state’s carbon footprint, increase energy efficiency, improve customer service and provide workers more flexibility.

There’s a slight catch to the deal – employees will work four 10 hour days instead of five eight-hour days. Not a bad trade off.

Enjoy this holiday weekend!

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