In a two week cycle, a "9 80 work schedule" is a compact workweek consisting of eight 9 hour days, one 8 hour day, and one day off. Employees work four 9 hour days accompanied by an 8 hour workday divided into two 4 hour cycles under a traditional 9/80 scheme.
To further understand the concept, let us see this in a bit detail: In such type of schedule from Monday till Thursday (4 Days) an employee has to attend the office for 9 hours (making a total of 36 hours) and on Friday for 4 hours for the current working week (collectively totaling to 40 hours per week as a full time employee) and another 4 hours to be added into the following working week on following Monday. Here it is vital to comprehend that if a public holiday falls on the scheduled off of the employee, (s)he should be given a day of 8 hours off and that can be availed in 12 months period. If a public holiday becomes on a 9 hour scheduled workday, the system read that as 9 hours off and 1 hour as a vacation. Too, it is mandatory to give overtime wages to the employees who work more than 40 hours per week (on a wage rate of 1.5 x regular per hour wage) of the original wage structure. The 9x80 work week starts and ends at Friday noon. Important to know here that there are also work schedules which are flexible in nature like working for a typical 40 hours per week may be converted into working as four days a week and every day consists of 10 hours, consequently having three days off the long weekend. This is also known as CWW a compressed workweek. Empiricism clarifies the impact of several factors on CWW. Of those, the distance from the workplace is one variable; and commuters' transportation way is another, they both, along with others, impact the employees' willingness to work on a CWW basis or otherwise.