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City of Prosser Workers Switch to 4-10 Work Week

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PROSSER, Wash.-- Many employees can look forward to a 4 day, 10 hours a day work week.

City of Prosser administrators say they think this flexible schedule will be very beneficial for their workers. Many other cities around the state have already switched to four tens, including Bellevue.

The city says it's also a good way for workers to save money. That was the case for one woman we talked to.

She works in the accounting department for the city and is glad to have some extra time to spend with her family.

"I'm going to be saving $200 a month on gas and child care, and I get to spend an extra day with my child," said Jessica Gussenhoven, worker at the city of Prosser.

"we're trying it here on a trial basis, we're reporting back to the city council a few months from now on it," said Charles Bush, Prosser City Administrator.

City workers say the Port of Benton and Benton County staff have been asking about the system, and could follow in their footsteps.

This 4 day work week will only affect employees. City agencies will still be open five days a week. And they will also be on a new schedule from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.