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Summer workers want short Fridays, ability to work from home, survey finds

Last Updated Jun 12, 2019 at 10:48 am PDT

(www.vancouverinfocenter.com)
Summary

The survey says workers plan to take off at least 11 working days in June, July and August

Many workers would also like the ability to work from home when they need to over the summer months

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) –¬†Being able to leave a little early on Fridays would be a major workplace perk for many, according to a new summer staffing survey.

Mike Shekhtman with Robert Half says most of us have planned ahead and saved some vacation days. The survey found workers plan to take off at least 11 working days in June, July and August.

But when you’re not taking a vacation, it can be hard to sit in the office if you’d rather be on a patio in the sunshine.

“And leaving work early on Fridays, even a 3 p.m. finish or a 2 p.m. finish can certainly build morale and increase productivity within a workplace,” Shekhtman says.

In addition to ending the week a few hours early, many workers would also like the ability to work from home when they need to over the summer months.

“Especially if you think about it from a family perspective or somebody having kids. It gives them a little more flexibility around childcare,”¬†Shekhtman says, adding the survey says telecommuting and condensed days both appeal to workers in the summer.