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Amazon to experiment with a 30-hour workweek

Select Amazon employees will participate in a pilot program that puts them in the office just 30 hours per week.

Wonder if Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will be trying out a 30-hour workweek?

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Amazon plans to test out a 30-hour workweek, starting with a few dozen employees.

The program will allow participants to work from Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and log additional hours on a flexible basis, reported The Washington Post, which is owned by Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. The team members will be salaried, but will bring home just 75 percent of what full-time employees earn. They will, however, have the option to scale up to 40 hours a week.

A The New York Times article published last year portrayed Amazon as a competitive and overwhelming workplace with testimony from over 100 current and former Amazon employees. Amazon senior vice president Jay Carney denied the allegations.

Amazon didn't immediately respond to a request for a comment.