The five-day workweek, the U.S. standard since the Great Depression, might be coming to an end.
Nowadays, 92% of young people say they want a four-day workweek so badly that they’re willing to give up other professional perks for it, according to a new Bankrate survey reported by CNBC Make It.
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Perhaps the biggest sacrifice young professionals are willing to make? Saying goodbye to remote and hybrid schedules: One-third of Gen Z and millennial workers say they’d accept a fully in-person role if they could tack an extra day onto their weekends, per the survey.
That might come as a surprise to some, considering how divisive return-to-office policies are. Although some CEOs and senior leaders frequently push for more in-person days, their remote and hybrid employees who have to commute aren’t always on the same page.
In fact, Gen Z and millennials value remote and hybrid work so much that three-quarters of them working in remote or hybrid roles would consider finding a new job if their employer requested they go on-site full-time, according to a recent Deloitte report.
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But they’ll do it for a shorter workweek. And they’ll make additional sacrifices for it, too, the Bankrate survey found, including working longer hours (48%), changing jobs or companies (35%), working weekends or evenings (27%) and even taking a pay cut (13%).
Many Gen X and boomer workers are also interested in a four-day workweek, and they’re even more willing (61%) to work longer hours to make that a reality, per the survey.