As of this week, 70 UK companies and over 3,300 people will be taking part in the largest ever 4-day working week trial. Can I just say on behalf of the rest of the workforce: don’t f*ck this up, people. The six-month trial was organised by 4 Day Week Global in partnership with the think tank Autonomy, the 4 Day Week Campaign, researchers at Cambridge University, Oxford University, Boston College, and the Union of Workshy Little Feckers. And this isn’t a luxury reserved for the white-collar scumbags, with participating employers ranging from chippies to large financial firms. The trial is centred around the 100:80:100 model, which means workers receive 100% pay for working 80% of their usual hours, but will still be committed to being 100% as productive. “Yeah boss, course we’ll be as productive – scout’s honour.” To show solidarity with this trial, I will also be committing myself to spending one working day per week doing ‘eff all.
*This was finished, but having read on, I’ve just clocked this gem: “And Wyatt Watts, 25, team leader at Platten’s Fish and Chips, said: “When I first heard we were going to be working less hours with the same pay, I thought to myself, ‘What’s the catch?’”. Surely he’s done that on purpose?Read Original Story