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Amazon attempts work/life sanity with 30-hour workweek

In a small number of pilot teams, everyone—from the interns to the managers—will work a shortened schedule, Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They’ll have the same benefits as full-time employees but about 75% of the pay. The setup could help Amazon, whose reputation is recovering from a New York Times article … Continue reading “Amazon attempts work/life sanity with 30-hour workweek”

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In a small number of pilot teams, everyone—from the interns to the managers—will work a shortened schedule, Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They’ll have the same benefits as full-time employees but about 75% of the pay.

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The setup could help Amazon, whose reputation is recovering from a New York Times article that last year painted its work culture as a brutal sweatshop, to recruit people who want to do ambitious work of the type that is rarely set aside for “part-time employees” while still maintaining some flexibility in their work.

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Sarah Kessler is a senior writer at Fast Company, where she writes about the on-demand/gig/sharing "economies" and the future of work.

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