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Microsoft 4 Day Work Week Experiment Results

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Americans deserve a 4-day work week! Ana Kasparian and John Iadarola, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. MORE TYT: https://tyt.com/trial

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https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/04/tech/microsoft-japan-workweek-productivity/index.html?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf

"The initiative is timely. Japan has long grappled with a grim — and in some cases, fatal — culture of overwork. The problem is so severe, the country has even coined a term for it: karoshi means death by overwork from stress-induced illnesses or severe depression.

The issue attracted international attention in 2015, when an employee at Japanese advertising giant Dentsu died by suicide on Christmas Day. Tokyo officials later said that the staffer had worked excessive amounts of overtime.
Two years later, a reporter at a Japanese broadcaster died after working punishing long hours. Her employer said she had clocked in 159 hours of overtime the month before her death.

That has led businesses to start searching for solutions. Some companies have begun offering employees more flexibility, and the government has launched a campaign called "Premium Friday," which encourages workers to leave early every last Friday of the month."

Hosts: Ana Kasparian, John Iadarola

Cast: Ana Kasparian, John Iadarola

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