Japan Is Implementing 4 Days Of Work And Get Paid For 5 Days

Articles Jul 09, 2019 23:19

Japanese employees are famous for their hard-working and overtime work. However, they are trying to break that by implementing 4 working days and getting paid for 5. As an adult, anyone would want to work less and get paid more. Let's read more about this ground breaking news.

Break took a deep dive into this new Japanese work schedule and how it could be the future for all employees around the world.

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Japanese companies are known for long, strict work hours, but this is all about to change. A few select companies have chosen to try a new schedule that allows employees to work only 4 days a weekand enjoy a 3 day weekend. The catch is that each day the employees have to work for 10 hours.

The reason why this change is good is because it gives workers more flexibility. Employees have more time to relax thanks to a longer weekend. Happier employees also means they’re less likely to act in a destructive or abusive way.

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Shorter work weeks allow employees to spend more time with their families. This is very important for Japan, which has the highest number of elders in the entire world. A 4-day workweek will guarantee that families can take better care of their grandparents.

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Even though all of this sounds like a dream, there are some drawbacks. On the days the employees are working for 10 hours, they have little time to do chores, run errands, or have any free time at all. This means they will inevitably spend their one extra day off catching up on cleaning, which is just another source of stress.

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Japan is still far from having a 4-day workweek at every company. However, those working in customer service or the medical field are most in need of this change in order to be more energetic and better prepared for their workday.

Do you think we should have shorter workweeks? Tell us your thoughts on how we can all have a healthier work-life balance!

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