Where do I sign up? Technology education company Treehouse, who employs 70 full-time staffers with competitive salary and benefits, works a four-day work week. 32 hours every week, as opposed to the traditional 40-hour American work week, which is more than likely bullshit. No one works a 40 hour week anymore. It’s probably closer to 50-60 hours a week.
Regardless of their abbreviated work week, Treehouse is still raking in millions of dollars in sales, reporting a 120% increase in revenue in the last year and generating more than $10 million a year. The company was founded in 2006 by Ryan Carson and he implemented the four-day schedule for himself after realizing he and his wife weren’t spending enough time together. Good guy, this Ryan.
It does have it’s drawbacks though, like Carson’s employees often working TOO HARD and making him TOO MUCH MONEY. The four-day work week puts more pressure on employees to get work done and by the time Thursday rolls around, employees don’t have the buffer of Friday to prevent them from crashing face-first into the weekend after “going 100 MPH all week” according to Carson.
Motion to make this happen everywhere.
[via Think Progress]