Sunday, June 7, 2020

Support For Four-Day Workweek Soars; Virus Has Become "Less Prevalent", and OTHER C-Virus Updates

The coronavirus crisis has Americans yearning for long weekends.
Four of every five US workers favor switching to a four-day workweek as the pandemic forces them to renegotiate their relationships with their jobs, a new poll shows.
Some 82 percent of employed Americans say they would be somewhat or very willing to work more hours over four days instead of working fewer over five, according to The Harris Poll’s survey conducted last weekend. And 71 percent of those workers think the switch would make them more productive.
“Americans are sort of rethinking everything” amid the coronavirus crisis, Harris Poll CEO John Gerzema told The Post. “They’re rethinking their relationships with their neighbors, they’re rethinking health care … In this time of a rethink, maybe a three-day weekend sounds pretty good.”
LINK: COVID-19 Has Become "Less Prevalent" And 
"Isn't Making People As Sick", UPMC Doctor Says
The data suggest support for a compressed workweek has grown from May 2019, when 63 percent of workers said they would prefer working four 10-hour days instead of five shorter ones, according to a Marketplace-Edison Research poll.
Former presidential candidate and entrepreneur Andrew Yang recently urged the US to “seriously consider” a four-day workweek because it would benefit the economy and public health. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made a similar call last month, saying it could help revitalize the country’s economy and boost domestic tourism.
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