Workers aged over 40 perform at their best if they work just three days a week, according to economic researchers.
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As a person who is starting to approach her fifties (yikes!) in a couple years, I find this to be so true. Or for me, it’s even just letting me work from home three times a week rather than dragging myself into the office every single day. I know that my brain takes a little longer to rev up in the morning, and conks out earlier, so shortened hours would be great. I think the other thing about this study or the article–which admits that the study is a little flawed–is that for many people, responsibilities shift when you hit your forties. Many have children who are teenagers and college-age students by then, and there’s a lot going on with that. Or, after your forties, you might have more to do with aging parental care. But somehow, I think adults generally have more responsibilities once they hit their forties, and it just doesn’t let up anymore.
I know I’d welcome a shorter week, or at least shortened hours. What do you think of this article? Include your comments below.
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