labor shortage? worries about youngsters? While the trade is desperately looking for trainees, master plumber Alfred Keller in his plumbing and ventilation business on Lake Constance cannot complain. This summer he had three apprenticeship positions to offer and was able to choose from several applicants.

“We had about ten applicants,” Keller told SWR Aktuell. “This is also due to the fact that we are present in schools. We are at many educational events. We are broadly positioned in social media. Recently, an industry partner said to me, it’s hard not to notice you every day.”

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According to the information, the 4-day week is particularly well received. “The employees are happier,” explains Lara Keller, employee and daughter of the company boss. Before that, on Fridays, you only worked half a day. “Of course, the productivity wasn’t as high as on the other four days, and by dividing it up over the other four days, there was an increase in productivity. Thanks to this rest day on Friday, everyone could be motivated and then start working again on Monday.”

At first there was still the fear that the 4-day week would mean overtime, says Lara Keller. And also that it could be too physically demanding. But now, in hindsight, that’s not really an issue.

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