Calls for a one-day working week are growing following encouraging results from private trials.
Workers were said to be happier and more relaxed during recent trials, which saw workers turn up just one day a week.
Gary Goldplums told WalesOnCraic:
“It was lovely. I turned up for work for the one day, did jack shit, and then went home for the rest of the week. I was able to see my family, sort my house out, and even went to the beach for a walk. I was able to get some much-needed rest and I feel so much better now. And the best part about it is that I still get paid the same I did when I was working seven days a week. I feel like a new man.”
Supporters of the scheme argue that rested workers are more productive than over-stressed, over-tired workers. But some of the companies involved in the trial said that it didn’t work for them.
Boss Bradley Twoporches told WalesOnCraic:
“We put our guy Gary on the one-day week and he turned up and slept for the entire day. I can’t run a business like this so he’s getting sacked when he comes back into work this morning.”
A Welsh Assembly minister added:
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