Are the leaders of America's hardest-working city beginning to see the light?

Imagine what you could do with a three-day weekend. You could finally catch up on your sleep, get to the museum for that show you’ve been wanting to see, have another day to brunch with friends, and actually not spend your whole weekend just doing chores and errands. A four-day workweek would be a game-changer, rpeorts TimeOut New York.

Well, over in the U.K., workers at more than 30 businesses are taking part in a pilot, where the workweek is four days. They’re being asked to do the same amount of work as before, and for up to 35 hours per week, but this will be split over four days not five. They will also be paid the same as before.

And while it seems like a long shot given American work culture, the pandemic really changed things, according to New York Governor Kathy Hochul and NYC Mayor Eric Adams. This week, both of them admitted the five-day workweek may be a thing of the past.

On Tuesday, Governor Hochul spoke about the five-day workweek saying “it may never be a five-day week again,” according to The New York Post.

“It may be four days with flexibility,” she said. “It may be three and a half.”

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