According to the Washington Post, the U.S. online retailer, Amazon, will try out teams that log 30-hour work weeks. But here is the catch: employees will receive the same benefits as those putting in 40-hour weeks, but get three-quarters of the pay.
1. Will this change be company-wide?
2. Last year the New York times had a story about Amazon. What aspects of the workplace did it cover?
3. In your opinion, will this new program work? Discuss in terms of the advantages and disadvantages for both the company and the worker.
4. Would the plan work for you? Why or why not?
AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE staff. (2016). Amazon reportedly experimenting with 30-hour work weeks for some employees. Raw Story.com, August 26 (Retrievable online at Amazon reportedly experimenting with 30-hour work weeks for some employees).