Thursday, February 02, 2006

Help!

Does anyone know of copy desks, besides the Dallas Morning News', that have four-day workweeks?

I'm curious, and I'm sure others would be, too.

Update: Thanks for the inquiries, but, no, I'm not looking for a new job. Just wanting to share information on a great job perk.

5 Comments:

At 11:36 PM, February 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked at a smallish (50,000 circulation) daily that tried it for a while. It's a great idea in theory, but all it took for it to fall apart in our small work group was for one person to be sick/on vacation. I think it could work wonderfully if you have a large enough staff, but the days of fully staffed newspapers are vanishing.

 
At 8:58 AM, February 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I work on a desk that produces four weeklies, and about half our 15-person staff works a four-day week. The other half works a four-day week about half the time. It works great for us and is an incredibly nice perk. We make up for it by working one long shift, about 10 hours, each week. But we also work days, which is the best perk of all.

 
At 3:09 PM, February 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think The Wichita Eagle might still have one.

 
At 2:12 AM, February 14, 2006, Anonymous Mike Eiler, Mesa, Ariz. said...

New to your blog, so it's a little late. Sorry. The Fort Smith, Ark., paper has a four-day workweek for copy editors, and when I worked there, it was wonderful. There aren't a lot of perks to being a copy editor, so any little thing can be quite nice. I'm trying to get my managers at the paper I'm at now to offer four-day weeks to some of our copy editors. No luck yet.

 
At 8:31 PM, February 15, 2006, Blogger Mel said...

I work at the News & Record in Greensboro, and a couple people on our copy desk work 4-day weeks.

 

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