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Office worker cutout If pay stayed constant, 34 percent of respondents say their ideal work week would be four days long, while 20 percent voted for three. (Photo: Shutterstock)

In a survey of employees in eight different countries, the vast majority—78 percent—say that if they could do their work without being interrupted, they could get everything done in less than seven hours a day. In fact, 45 percent say they could do it all in less than five hours a day.

Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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