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18 European countries where people work fewer hours than the US

Last month, Amazon announced its plans to pilot a program in which a few dozen employees will work just 30 hours each week. I n return, they'll receive 75% of their normal salary and retain full benefits. The idea behind the pilot is to see whether working 30 hours could actually make employees more productive than a 40-plus-hour-week. Research backs up this premise, since e vidence suggests most people can only concentrate on a task for four or five hours at a time before we start to feel fatigued.
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