It’s been nearly 100 years since the Monday to Friday, eight hours a day work week became the standard and it turns out, a lot of Americans feel like it’s time for a change. More than 70% of employees think the entire American work set up is stuck in the past, according to a new survey.

The poll of 2-thousand U.S. adults with jobs also finds:

  • They’re ready to bring the workplace into modern times, including the hours they work (54%) and the way they’re paid (41%).
  • For 57%, the traditional five-day 9 to 5 work week no longer works for them.
  • Two-thirds (67%) believe the old school way of getting paid once or twice a month is also outdated.
  • Just over half (51%) also think that kind of rigid structure and lack of flexibility in the workplace is best left in the past.
  • Given the choice, 50% of Americans would like to be paid more frequently, while 44% would prefer a more flexible work schedule.
  • For 62% of respondents, their current pay cycle doesn’t work with their current financial situation.
  • The average worker runs out of money only 12 days after getting their paycheck.
  • In an ideal world, 64% would like to be paid weekly, while 19% would prefer being paid daily.
  • If their pay was delayed by as little as a week, 59% say they wouldn’t be able to afford necessities.
  • But 30% of those surveyed want to keep their financial struggles private rather than try to borrow money from loved ones.
  • About three-quarters (74%) agree that a job is more appealing if they can access their pay sooner.

Source: SWNS Digital

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