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Shortened Work Week

October 3, 2011
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In last week’s CI CyberNews CyberPoll, we asked readers if their company has implemented a four-day work week. The majority (75%) of respondents answered no, while 25% of respondents’ companies have implemented a short work week.

Comments included:

“Implemented 4 10-hr. days in manufacturing during energy shortage in 1970s. Still a well-liked schedule. Employees save on fuel, clothing and food, plus 3-day weekend every week.”

“Instead of layoffs, we had some people switch to 4 days to keep more diverse expertise.”

“Our plant runs 24-7. In order to implement the scheduling, many production personnel and some supervisors are on a 4-day week. Engineering and management are still a 5-day week.”

“No, but I have long dreamt of such a day coming to pass at every job I’ve ever had. Four 10 hour days? Yes, please!”


Are you interested in taking the industry’s pulse on a particular topic? Send your suggestions for CyberPoll questions to Kelsey Seidler at seidlerk@bnpmedia.com.

Many thanks to all of the CI CyberNews readers who have participated in our CyberPolls. Not a CI CyberNews subscriber? Follow this link to sign up for your free subscription!

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