“Under a compressed workweek arrangement, employees typically work a standard 40-hour week but may only work 3 or 4 days of the week (i.e., putting in more than 8 hours but working fewer days)” (Rau, 2003).
“Compressed work schedule/Compressed work week: Formal or informal policy enabling employees to work full-time in fewer than five days a week. Scheduling can take different forms (i.e., four 10-hour days per week, three 12-hour days per week and “9-80’s,” or 80 hours over nine days, taking the 10th day off. Summer hours (shorter Fridays during the summer with more hours on other days) are another form of compressed work weeks” (FlexPaths, 2008).

Rau, B. (2003). Flexible work weeks, a Sloan Work and Family Encyclopedia entry. Retrieved March 30, 2007, from FlexPaths. (n.d.). Glossary. Retrieved from