Three-Day Weekends

Out of the average 40 hours in a five-day work week, you’re probably only productive for about six hours in each day for a weekly total of 30 productive hours (it’s okay, you can be honest – we’re all friends here). Don’t believe me? Think about the time you or your co-workers spend on the internet, talking to someone about what movie you saw last night, going to the bathroom, making a personal phone call – I bet these all add up to about 2 hours a day. Still unconvinced? Consider how in a “short week” you manage to produce nearly as much work as a regular week. And, by the end of those four days, you find yourself saying, “wow, for a short week this certainly felt long.” So, if you can get relatively the same work done in four days as in five days, why not move to four-day work weeks with a much-coveted three-day weekend? Really, this isn’t that big of a logic leap: some companies already offer adjusted work schedules such as 4 days x 10 hours. But I’m more interested in 4 days x 8 hours.