Finland’s New PM Sanna Marin Proposes 6 Hour And 4 Day Work Week

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The new Finnish Prime Minister has involved discussion of a versatile working schedule for her country, a four day week or six hour working day.  Sanna Marin, 34, the second youngest head of state within the world, posted her ideas on Twitter late last year, saying it might allow workers to spend longer with their families. 

Shorter working hours can and will be discussed. A 4 day week or a 6 hour day with an honest wage could also be a utopia today, but could also be true within the future, she said. She furthur added, I believe people need to spend longer with their families, loved ones, hobbies and other aspects of life, like culture. 

At the time of her comments, a couple of months before she became Prime Minister, Marin held the position of Minister for Transport. While in office therein position, Marin advocated for shorter work weeks to enhance employee empathy and efficiency.