Last Friday, I was dropping off my girls at before care, a bit on the late side, when I ran into a fellow working mom who normally hits the road early to beat the traffic to work. She was wearing jeans and a happy, relaxed expression. Not the typical uniform of someone about to dive into the morning commute to work.
At my curious look, she explained that she works a compressed work week and enjoys every other Friday off. That particular day, she was headed to coffee with a stay-at-home mom friend, the gym and the grocery store. Sounded like bliss to me!
It made me wonder if I should consider a compressed work week myself. But upon reflection, I realized that I like having family time both in the morning and in the evening. I wouldn't want to give up either part of the day, as would be required in any kind of compressed work week.
Perhaps when my kids are older, or out of the house, it would be more appealing to work four long days and have a long weekend. But for now I'm good. What's your take? Have you considered a compressed work week and whether it would be a good option? Please share your thoughts in the comments section.
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