More men than women in the working world want flexible hours at their jobs.
Flex time, which gives workers more say in scheduling their work hours, was picked as a non-negotiable job perk by 40% of men who belong to Generation X, according to a poll recently released by EY (formerly known as Ernst & Young). That slightly beats out the 37% of women who demanded the same perk.
The survey shows that more than two decades after companies started offering flexible schedules as a recruiting tool for women, the practice has reached well past luring working mothers to stay in the workforce.
Men may consider flex time to be an absolute requirement because they are more likely to be granted that privilege, a study by the Yale School of Management suggests. The survey found that men in high-pressure jobs will be given a schedule change to pursue career development goals more often than women.
But many adults believe flexible hours will become a bigger part of their future jobs. Although most workers still work a set schedule, the EY survey said, many said they would not be in a job that requires a rigid work schedule in the near future.
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