Some towns in Sweden decided to switch to a six-hour workday for their public employees. The results have been great. People are happier. Patients at a nursing home are getting much better care. Everyone has enough time for family and hobbies, and I can only imagine burnout will be a thing of a past. We should all adopt it!
Except for one big problem–these are public-sector employees. This means their employers don’t have to be concerned about, well, you know, money. Sure, they do have budget limits, but it’s not like the private sector, where you have to at least break even and preferably make a profit.
For example, a care home that switched to six-hour days for nurses found that the nurses loved it and the patients loved nurses who weren’t stressed out. But the home had to hire 14 extra employees. In the private sector, you can’t just up your budget and get the city council to allot it. You actually have to increase your income.
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