Southern Embraces Four-Day Work Week
Students and employees at Southern University are embracing the school’s recently-implemented four-day work week. Southern Chancellor James Llorens says that measurable savings in energy costs and wages won’t be confirmed until the end of the year, but students have largely positive reviews of the cost-savings measure.
“It’s good in way, but you also have bad,” said freshman Alvin Hutton. “You know classes are longer and they’re more stressful. Teachers put more work on you because you don’t have class on Friday, so they expect you to do more.”
Others say the shorter week gives them the best of both worlds; more social time and better, quality learning time.
“You have more time and it’s not so rushed,” said junior Dominique Owens. “Because when we had three-day-a-week classes, class was 50 minutes. Now we have like an hour and twenty so it’s better.”