Recession Upsets Work/Life Balance

Recession Upsets Work/Life Balance

Recession Upsets Work/Life Balance

Nearly nine of ten Americans see work/life balance issues as a problem; 54percent say it's a “significant problem.”
See also: Recession vs Your Lunch Hard economic times are making it more difficult for those Americans who still have jobs to balance the pressures of work with the rest of life, according to a new survey from StrategyOne. "Far from just being happy they have a job, significant numbers of American workers are asking companies to step up to the plate and address this issue more effectively,” says Bradley Honan, Vice President of StrategyOne, who authored the study. “Workers are being asked to do 'more with less' and the strain on them is clearly showing.” Yet many workers report that their employers are not doing enough to address the situation, and the survey shows a decrease in time available for important things like family, exercise, and routine chores. Sooner or later, this has to take a toll on worker performance, but if you are one of the millions now doing the jobs of former colleagues in addition to your own, the discomforting reality doesn't appear to be going away anytime soon. More than 1,040 Americans took part in the survey.
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

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