Work-Life 'Unbalance': Workers Put in Longer Hours

By Dennis McCafferty
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    35% of survey respondents work more hours now than they did five years ago, and 19% are putting in 50 or more hours a week.

Professionals worldwide continue to work longer hours every week, according to a recent survey from Kensington. The computer accessory company reports that a significant number of professionals are working at least 50 hours a week. Given the always-connected culture that technology advances have helped create, employees also stay on the job while at home, checking email right before going to bed and shortly after getting up in the morning. Survey findings also cover a broad range of other work-life topics. While the majority of survey respondents reported that they are most comfortable working at their home, for example, most still work in a traditional office environment. Even if they work from their home and have a designated workstation there to support this arrangement, many still prefer to work while sitting on their couch. Regardless of where they get the job done—and which devices they use to do it—nearly all survey participants who started their career post-2000 said they expect to receive a BYOD (bring-your-own device) allowance this year. More than 3,225 global Kensington customers and visitors to Kensington.com took part in the research.

This article was originally published on 2015-04-23
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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