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Companies that want the best talent are going to have to become more competitive. That means remote work, flexible workweeks, etc. The silver lining to COVID may be that it has pushed us into a higher quality of life and the common sense future that was possible a decade ago.


Agree. Happy workers are better workers. Don't know why it took so long for people to understand that.

More companies, yes - enough to shift the tide in entrenched tribal culture within management? Not till this herd dies off.


Hopefully they die off quickly


Yep. More and more startups are doing it, which will likely remain a part of the culture as the company grows. Bottom line, in a global economy that's always working (it's 9 am somewhere), there is a little cause for any employer to actually work 9-5 UNLESS people are physically needed in space (only true of manual labors). Everyone else can technically work any time, and meet as needed. As long as work is getting done and the business remains competitive, heck, work 2 days a week. Besides, with more and more people, along with more automation, AI, robotics, and manufacturing, we truly can't need everyone working as much. Pro-work pundits will constantly argue that we'll always invent new jobs when robots replace the old, and that's true, but we are also still eliminating the need for quantity of people. Arguably, society should find a way to employ a greater number of people, better paid, each working less time.


I would love to see this become a norm. I’m curious about how early adopters of technology and digital space will impact how we standardize our schedules. Is this going to change how we consider days of the week? I expect Sunday’s religious contexts to stay the same but I’m not certain on the rest. Thoughts?

I once experimented with this. Instead of a traditional block of time off in the summer, I took off every Friday for two months. Anecdotally speaking, I felt more productive knowing that an extended break was right around the corner. I kind of want to experiment with taking every Wednesday off for a month to never have more than two working days in row. I think that might interrupt my work flow though.

I did this trying to use up my “use or lose” bank for awhile. It was terrible IMO.

I sure loved it in each year following each of my children's birth: I spread my 12 weeks of FMLA (30 days half-paid, 60 unpaid) across the year, taking each Wednesday off.

I've been asking for this for a long time. I'm willing to work 4 10 hr days to have 3 days off but 32 hrs a week is even better!

I think shorter work weeks are more motivating to get work done

Love this!!

Yep! My company is making Wednesdays half days and offering more Fridays off

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Anyone know of local Centering pregnancy and parenting groups?

What kind of fish are you?


Anyone here transition away from clinical medicine? What do you do?

Do you prefer Starwood or Marriott and why? I have roughly half points in both but thinking of focusing on one now.


Stay in consulting or go for the kill doing a startup?


Dinner conversations about miles and hotel points..


Researching headphones right now... What headphones do you use? Different ones for travel vs work?


I hear a lot of more senior consultants complain they're constantly pestered by LinkedIn recruiter contacts. Don't see why that's such a bad thing. How many others have this problem?

The longer I stay in this industry, the more I realize that no one has their shit together and all these companies are still functioning out of sheer luck.


Really curious about this but can you list top 3 hard qualities that make an entry level consultant in the category of "star" at your firm?

I feel like this app exists solely for the humblebrag.


When an older women beats you in the Starbucks line and then spends the next 10 minutes asking what flavor a of coffee and syrup they have... Some of us aren't retired and have to go to work!


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