Ozark City Employees Move to Four Day Work Week

By: Vanessa Araiza Email
By: Vanessa Araiza Email

As gas continues to pass the $4 dollar mark, many of us are working just to get to work.

Some local employees will be getting an extra day off while allowing them to keep some cash in their pocket.

Sam Adams is one of 34 sanitation workers in the City of Ozark who has switched to four days a week, 10 hours each day.

Employees like Adams say it's giving them more than just an extra day off at work.

"It saves me gas from driving way up there one day a week, saves me gas," says Adams.

Rising gas prices is the main reason for the switch because the money the city budgeted for fuel has already surpassed its limit.

Ozark Mayor Bob Bunting says, "The economics just drove it and the price of gas and everything else that went with it."

The switch to the four day work week is not only allowing workers to be more efficient, but it's also helping them with their personal costs.

"You're saving $60 dollars each month, extra cash in your pocket. It helps, that's something we need," says Adams.

Officials say the change is allowing employees to be more efficient.

Not only is that helping the city, but it's also making the work days for employees like Adams go by quicker, bringing him closer to his day off.

Officials say there will still be employees in the office on Fridays, if residents need to contact them for any reason.

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