Is it possible to have a three day weekend every weekend?   For some jobs the answer is yes!

Last August, Microsoft Japan decided to test what would happen if they had their employees work four days a week instead of five.  So they let all 2,300 of their employees have Fridays off for the month.

And the result was . . . a huge success.  Productivity went up 40%, so even though people were working for less time, they were getting more done.

And that wasn’t the only way it was good for Microsoft.  People took 25% fewer vacation days than normal because they were already getting those Fridays off . . . they printed 59% fewer sheets of paper . . . and they used 23% less electricity.

Microsoft Japan says they’re planning to do the four-day work weeks again next summer.

The four day work week does mean longer work days and that doesn’t work for some.  A good friend of mine was given the option of a five day or four day work week, she jumped at the chance to have three day weekends but after a few months she went back to a five day week.  Why?  Hers was a high pressure job that required hr. to be on her feet almost the whole time.

As for me radio is not a 9 to 5 job! My job starts at five am and ends only when the job is done.

I hear you saying “but Dave, you are only on the radio from 6 am to 10 am”

True: somewhat but there is a lot of behind the scenes stuff that requires some long hours.   Then when you add in remotes and appearances the hours can add up quickly. And a three day weekend turns into a no day weekend!

I am not complaining because I love what I do, and I knew exactly what I was getting into but on some days …………..

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