As someone who actually works a 4 day week, I do think that something that gets left out of the debate a bit is potential negative impacts on workers, as employers just expect the same productivity for 80% of the pay. In fact this is an explicit motivation in some of the “forward thinking” businesses who promote the 4 day week. Even if it’s 100% of the pay (which it isn’t for me), the extra stress and mental health impacts could be severe, particularly if the “day off” you’ve won is actually needed for caring responsibilities or voluntary work or etc.
I’m a supporter of the 4 day week but it’s definitely something that would need to be addressed.
My managers aren’t too bad with handling the four day thing, to be fair, but if they’ve decided I’m splitting my time between two projects, and then we spend a chunk of a morning in a weekly meeting, and you want me to do that training thing that’ll take almost half a day, then my working week on each project is now basically a day and a half. To be honest, I quite often have to remind myself of this to avoid getting too self-critical about productivity.
not seen this& don’t really know what that designation means but she’s clearly on the left and then has a bunch of opinions that don’t really line up with that because of being very devoutly religious.*
*that’s probably poorly worded cause obviously people can be religious without having those opinions, but that’s where it comes from in this case
bit weird to be defending my podcast friend but honestly the way people react to her stuff is absolutely wild, recommended their podcast to someone online once and they told me she was a fascist lol