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I remember when 4 day weeks (7.5/8 hour days) were touted by governments (Euro & Aus) as being good for the workers, although their real intent was to boost employment.

Many companies that tried it found the employees got just as much work done in the 4 days as they used to perform in 5 days, few different reasons:
- employees had a day to get their other stuff done, so not distracted (or taking sickies)
- employees worried the other guy that fills in may replace them worked that little bit harder.
... (commonly considered more likely previously they stretched the same [target] amount of work to 5 days.)
- blah blah whole bunch more "expert" analysis

downsides
- for "customer service" staff no choice, employers needed people to fill those days
- the boost to employment ended up to be bugger all, so govt stopped talking about it
.... ('yes it's good for the voters, but not for us so who gives a sh*t')

yes it's proven to be a damn good idea ...

but mostly because [higher skilled positions] the boss wants you on hand all the time, to ask stupid questions, or be there for 'emergencies' (customers asking hard questions) they generally don't like to offer it.
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