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By LuAnn Schindler

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Is a four-day work week a perk of the job?

If national news reports are correct, work-life balance may become more manageable - and soon - as companies trim off one work day.

Thanks to the pandemic, companies discovered employees can work from pretty much anywhere, anytime. Thus, conversation about shortening the work week to four days - more than likely trimming Fridays - has sprung up around the globe.

According to the Society for Human Resource Management, 32% of U.S. employers offer a reduced workweek. For some companies, a day off isn’t set-in-stone policy, rather an option employee...

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