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Summer Fridays remain in remote work era

Yahoo Finance anchors break down a YF poll on summer Friday work policies.

Video Transcript

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- Employers are trying to sweeten the deal to lure and retain talent. According to data from job platform ZipRecruiter, listings offering summer Fridays are up 56% from last year. Now, for those of us who've never had one, this means you get to finish work after lunch on Friday and have a nice early three-day weekend. Now, it's actually believed to have started in the 1960s to sort of perk people up in those lazy summer months. But maybe-- maybe this could help usher in the four-day workweek, Seana.

SEANA SMITH: Maybe. I like the optimistic thinking. I would be a big fan of the fact if we only had a four day workweek. Like you mentioned, we have never had the opportunity to take advantage of summer Fridays because we're in the news business. So we clearly picked the wrong--

- But Yahoo does, right?

SEANA SMITH: Yahoo does. I guess, yeah, we just can't participate. All right. I want to put up a poll because we asked you guys-- our viewers, our followers-- whether or not your company allows you to take a summer Friday. And when you take a look at the results, it might be a little misleading because 82% of you said no. 17% said yes. I think you guys are being totally honest. But my feeling on this poll, Dave, was that, hey, it's only people that are in the office right now working on Twitter that are participating. So we might have to do this on a Monday.

- I think that was a nice evaluation. I think the likelihood-- if you're on a summer Friday, you are not on Twitter. So yes, those numbers probably are skewed. They do say that employees are 2 and 1/2 times more likely to say they are happy at work if they like the working schedule and flexibility. So, clearly, this works for both companies large and small. And we are on board.

SEANA SMITH: We are on board.

- If only--

SEANA SMITH: We just need the four-day workweek.