Japan Is Trying a 4-Day Workweek While Paying Employees for 5 Whole Days. What’s Going On?

If you’ve ever wished for the weekend to come faster, then we have good news for you. In Japan, the dream of every worker has come true. At a few companies, people are off to enjoy their weekends after only 4 days — and are still getting paid for the full 5.

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

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.

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