'Nagtatrabaho ang mga empleyado ng six days a week, pero 'yung compressed work week
ay gagawing four days lang para maibsan yung traffic lalong-lalo na diyan sa Edsa,' Go said in an interview with dzBB.
Senator Joel Villanueva, principal sponsor of the measure as chairman of the Senate Committee on Labor, clarified that work arrangements such as flexi-time, compressed work week
, and shift flexibility, among other arrangements are 'voluntary and subject to the agreement between employers and their employees.'
According to Bird (2010: 1079), 'interest in compressed work weeks
peaked in 1973' and 'By 1975, interest in the four-day week had substantially cooled.'
Studies examining the impact of compressed work week
(e.g., Cunningham, 1981; Dunham et al., 1987; Saltzstein, Ting & Saltzstein, 2001) and telework (e.g., Baruch, 2000; De Lay, 1995; Duxbury, Higgins & Neufeld, 1998; Hill, Hawkins, & Miller, 1996; McCloskey, 1998) on work-life conflict have also produced contradictory results.
This finding demonstrates that while the compressed work week
's objective was to improve the work-life balance for all employee groups, there was a mixed response due to the different wage structures for salaried and wage staff.
Yet, when it comes to what work-life programs employers actually have in place, flexible scheduling (58%) was the only top-rated policy in use by more than one-half of employers, while 29% indicated adapting a compressed work week
and 26% authorized leave for school functions.
Here are some of the predominant family-work policies at leading colleges nationwide: Policies Colleges (%) Family Leave 100 Extended Leave 100 Occasional Days Off 100 Part-time Work Schedules 99 Sabbatical 98 Flex-time 97 Phased Return from Leave 95 Time Off for Children's School Functions 93 Employee Assistance Program 90 Wellness Programs 88 Compressed Work Week
82 Tuition Assistance 79 Job Sharing 76 Child Care Center 72 Telecommuting 68 Family Health Plan Subsidies 62 Relocation Services 52 Elder Care Referral 45 Flexible Benefits 44 Long-term Care Insurance 40
The major programmes discussed in the work-family literature are flextime, compressed work week
, job sharing, child-care assistance, work at home, and reduced work hours (e.g.
My employees can choose to work either a compressed work week
- four 10-hour days - or what we call a nine-80 schedule, which means that in a two-week, 80-hour period, employees work eight nine-hour days and one eight-hour day, with the 10th day off.
Benefits of the compressed work week
include decreased tardiness, turnover and absenteeism, increased productivity, and improved scheduling flexibility.