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New Yorker Chris Flemming told us he keeps grueling hours in two jobs to support his daughter. He might want to consider moving to Sweden.

The mayor of Gothenburg is trying a new experiment. He is allowing some municipal employees to work just six hours a day. The test: to see if a shorter day increases productivity and if workers take fewer sick days because they feel better mentally and physically.

So would a six-hour workday work here and be as successful as Swedish models and meatballs have been?

Laura Stack, a productivity expert, said she absolutely does not think would go over well in the United States and improve productivity.

What kind of answer would you expect from a productivity expert?

So as journalist I felt it is my responsibility and leave my own job a few hours early.

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