Four-Day Workweek Gaining Popularity

SPOKANE — More and more companies are opting to allow their employees four-day workweeks in light of high gas prices.

Greater Spokane Incorporated is piloting a flexible work schedule locally and already 35 of their employees are working ten-hour workdays, four days a week.

Washington State University and Inland Northwest Health Services have also jumped on the 4/10 bandwagon, switching in order to save on energy costs and employee travel expenses.

Working four days instead of five means 20 percent fewer trips to and from work, reducing gasoline consumption by an estimated 65 million gallons per day and allows more time for family and friends.