KUSA - It's Monday, and most people are just starting their work week of five days and 40 hours. But, if given the chance, would you rather work the same number of hours in just four days? 9NEWS asked that question on Facebook.

The reason: the tiny African nation of Gambia has just shortened the work week for all government employees. They'll now clock in Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Their president wants the extra rest day to "allow Gambians to devote more time to prayers, social activities and agriculture."

The idea has been considered in the U.S. a few times but hasn't ever caught on.

What benefits do you see to this? Is it realistic for all the different industries out there? Weigh in on Facebook here,