The four-day work week. A sucker's play.
Lance Haun revisited the topic of the 4-day work week late last week over at TLNT.com. Lance remembers that Utah ushered in a 4-day work week policy a few years back, with the move getting a ton of hand-wringing and pontification that other states and even (gasp!) private industry would follow suit.
What happened? Public sector employers have continued to make the 4-day work week grab. Lance points to Winston-Salem, NC, Effingham County, GA, and Franklin (VA) City Public Schools as having recently implemented four-day work weeks. Lance also identified more cities like Westminster, CO and Indio, CA as considering using the four day work week.
Of course, that tsunami of 4-day work week adoption never came in the private sector. Why not? Lance thinks in government offices, even exempt employees work fairly rigid schedules, and in most of the white collar, exempt employee world, that rigidity doesn’t exist.
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