For John, BLUF: While I have laughed at the French and their 35 hour work week in the past, I do think there is a place for this. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Granted, for 75% of the pay of 40 hour workers.
So reports Karen Turner of The Washington Post.
The program will have a few technical teams made up entirely of part-time workers. These 30-hour employees will be salaried and receive the same benefits as traditional 40-hour workers, but they will receive only 75 percent of the pay full-time workers earn. Currently, the company employs part-time workers that share the same benefits as full-time workers. However, the pilot program would differ in that an entire team, including managers, would work reduced hours.I like it.
"We want to create a work environment that is tailored to a reduced schedule and still fosters success and career growth," states a posting by the company on Eventbrite.com for an informational seminar. "This initiative was created with Amazon's diverse workforce in mind and the realization that the traditional full-time schedule may not be a 'one size fits all' model."
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff