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We list remote jobs with a 4 day work week (mostly 32hrs) with no reduction in salary.

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FAQs

1. Do these jobs pay less?
In almost all cases: no. The goal of the 4 day week movement is to reduce working hours without any changes to salary. In fact - most of these companies used to work 5 days and switched to a 4 day work week without any changes to salary. In some cases we list jobs which are 4 days @ 80% salary, but these are clearly marked.
2. Am I still entitled to paid vacation / pension etc?
This varies from company to company but in the most cases the benefits offered by these companies are exactly the same as any "normal" full time job. So you can expect to receive the usual perks e.g. health insurance, paid vacation, 401(k) match etc. Every four-day workweek company on our site includes their benefits package on their company profile, as well as on job listings.
3. How many hours per week are these four-day workweek jobs for?
Most 4 day week job listings are for 32 hours per week (i.e. the "gold standard") although some work 36 or even 40 hours per week. The number of hours / week is clearly marked on each job listing however e.g. 4x9hr days etc. We also list other forms of reduced hours jobs e.g. 4.5 day weeks, 4 day week @ 80% salary, 9 day fortnights, 4 day weeks every 2nd week, 4 day week during the summer, flex fridays, 5 day week jobs with 40+ days vacation etc. Please check the job listing before applying.
4. Should I mention I'd like to work 4 days in my application?
It's not necessary, but it's also not a bad idea to confirm this with the hiring manager. We do our best to keep all information up to date but in some cases it can be difficult to do so (e.g. if a company goes back to working 5 days without letting us know). If there are any issues do please get in touch and we will fix the company's details asap. For the companies which say they offer a 4 day week @ 80% salary, we recommend you confirm this with the hiring manager before accepting the job.
5. Am I lazy if I only work 4 days per week?
Definitely not. When Microsoft Japan tested a four-day work week, productivity jumped by 40%. Many studies have shown that a four day work week has similar output to a 5 day work week. In short, Fridays are slow -there's more chit chat, the lunches are longer, people leave early... If we give staff a extra day off, they are more productive during Monday to Thursday, which more than makes up for an unproductive Friday. So as the saying goes, you're "working smarter, not harder". Additionally, a 4 day work week offers many other benefits on top of productivity gains, to both employer and employee.
6. What companies offer a 4 day work week?
We've built a database of over 350 companies that offer a four-day workweek.
7. What are the pros and cons of a 4 day work week?
A short working week offers many benefits to both employer and employee - too many to discuss here. For more information, we recently created a page discussing all the the pros and cons of having a four-day workweek.
8. What are the working schedules for these 4 day week jobs?
It varies from company to company so we list the working schedules in all job posts (e.g. 4x8hr days). Most companies work 4x8hr days, whereas some work 4x9hr days and others 5x6hr days. We recently wrote a blog describing the different reduced working week schedules. On the website we list jobs under the following categories: 4 day week @ 100% salary, 4 day week @ 80% salary, 4.5 day week, 9 day fortnight, 4 day week every 2nd week, 4 day week during the summer, flex fridays as well as traditional 5 day work week jobs with 40+ days vacation. The mission is to promote jobs with an amazing work-life balance.
9. What countries offer a 4 day work week?
Most 4 day workweek companies are located in the United States, Canada and Europe. We recently analysed the locations of every four day workweek company we know of in a recent study. If you'd like to know more about the history of the 4 day week, we recently published a blog discussing its rise to prominence. p.s. most of the jobs on our site offer remote working, and some are even open to you working from anywhere in the world. You can also filter for jobs by country and continent.
10. Will a 4 day work week improve my work-life balance?
Absolutely! Every four day workweek study that we know of has shown that a 4 day work week significantly improves work-life balance. It's not rocket science: a longer weekend = more time to recover = more productive staff.
11. Are there 4-day jobs available in every industry?
While a 4-day workweek is not prevalent in every industry, it's seeing an increase in various sectors. The most widespread adoption is in tech, digital agencies, game development, recruitment, climate and non-profit sectors. However, other industries are beginning to implement this change. You can see the full list of companies here - and here is a list of companies who took part in a recent UK pilot by industry.

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