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The 40-hour work week needs to go

The 40-hour work week needs to go

Josie Jeffries, Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

The Dolly Parton song “Workin’ 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin’” from the 80s sure made it known that working for 40 hours a week was the norm back then. However, times have changed since then, and not in the way we want them to. In 2014,  work studies showed that most people worked 47 to 50 hours a week. ...

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