4-day (remote) workweek

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by AsianStew, Jan 29, 2022.

  1. AsianStew

    AsianStew Moderator Staff Member

    I'm not as lucky as some people who have tuition assistance, but I am lucky in the sense that I can work remotely and a 4-day workweek. Just like the people in the article, they mention it's a better balance for life and work...

    Not only in the US, but other countries have this for their remote work force. I am on the hunt for ones that allow remote work and provide tuition assistance, I am eyeing some jobs on Amazon, but don't find many that interest me as much...

    Link: This 84-person tech startup switched to a 4-day workweek almost 2 years ago. It's reduced burn-out, helped out working parents, and made employees more productive than ever. (msn.com)
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  2. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    I hope I can eventually get my schedule changed to a 4-day week: 2 days on, 1 off, and 2 days on. It would make an enormous difference in how well I could manage my arthritis. Only 2 straight days of wear and tear at a time instead of 5.

    Millions of people in the US suffer from RSI. More scheduling options could mean millions of sighs of relief and a reduction in health care costs.
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  3. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    There are companies moving away from structured hours, measuring people by performance (outputs and outcomes) instead of inputs. If they need to collaborate with others, they self-arrange it. If they need to be in a meeting, they get to the meeting.

    In fact, some are even getting rid of paid time off (sick leave and annual leave). Take the time you need/want, just get your goals accomplished.
  4. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    I had a job like this, unfortunately the salary would put me under the poverty line now (ahh, the joys of shoe-string nonprofits.) I was accountable only to completing projects and hitting the targets we developed for the program, and if I took a day off or I worked weird hours or what have you, it didn't matter as long as I did what I said I would do (and of course I never missed a deadline because I could work when I needed to and not when I was feeling ragged.) In that way, I was kind of like a 1099 contractor except that it was a mutual understanding between me and my boss, versus anything formal.

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