Advocating for a 4-day workweek (Editor’s notes)

Shorter week saves the environment and money
By Todd Humber
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/15/2008

Everybody loves a three-day weekend. The May long weekend. The August long weekend. And yes, even the dreaded Labour Day weekend — the marker of the end of the all-too-short Canadian summer.

Every employee would agree there should be more. Employers, though, might not be too keen on the idea of expanding the number of three-day weekends, as evidenced by the uproar in Ontario and Manitoba when Family Day and Louis Riel Day made their respective debuts in February.

But there’s something about the four-day workweek that seems, well, just so darn efficient. Why do something in five days when you can get it done in four?