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More employers are offering four-day workweeks. But there can be challenges

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Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00Playback Rate1 Chapters Chapters descriptions off, selected Descriptions subtitles off, selected Subtitles captions settings, opens captions settings dialog captions off, selected CaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window.Caption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDonexCLEVELAND — Working 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. is the norm for most workers, but that’s not the case at more and more companies throughout the country, including Alexander Mann Solutions, a global recruiting firm in Cleveland.“We have people that come in flex hours, so they can come in any time during a certain range. We have people who work from home. We have job sharing,” said Tanya Marie Nichols, the head of human resources for Alexander Mann.Dawn Rauhe has worked at the company for five years but two years ago, she wanted to make a change to her schedule.“My son, two years ago, had come to me and said ‘Mom, can you pick me up from school like the other moms?’ ” Rauhe said.She asked her manager if working four 10-hour days would be possible.“I said, ‘Hey, would there be an opportunity for me to work a four-day workweek and have one extra day off?’ and he said, ‘Let’s test it,’ ” she said.She’s not alone — more employees are asking that same […]

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