That's it, we're moving: Sweden to experiment with a six-hour work day
Mamma Mia! Who wouldn't want to make more Money, Money, Money in less Time, Time, Time?
From hastily self-assembled IKEA furniture to the word Smörgåsbord, and of course, Zlatan, the Swedes have given us a lot already, but if their latest plan catches on they might well become our absolute favourite people in the world.
According to TheLocal.se, their latest plan is to trial the six-hour workday, at full pay, to see if it can improve productivity as well as reduce absenteeism.
Municipal staff of the local government bodies in Gothenburg will be trialling the system, with two groups taking part in the experiment. One group will work the new, shortened day, while the others will stick to their normal slog and the results and productivity of the two groups will be compared at the end.
The plan has met with some opposition from...well, the opposition. Mats Pilhem, the Deputy Mayor and representative of the Left Party has been defending the plan in the face of criticism from Maria Rydén of the Moderates, who thinks that it's merely a ploy to get more votes.
Well, Mats has our vote. That's the end of our shift here in JOE anyway, we've already worked the full si...