"We don't talk about work/life balance anymore," said Barry Crist, Chef's chief executive. "It's work/life mix. If you need to be home at 4, then put your kid to bed and make up for it at 10 p.m., that's fine. Younger people now want flux in their day, and they don't want to turn off the information, ever."
"But in many ways, schools have not updated their policies to adapt to this changed world, and this means that large numbers of working parents must split their time between being a committed parent and being a committed working professional.
This report, then, aims to answer three questions:
How misaligned are school and work schedules?
What can schools do to support parents as they try to meet their obligations to their employers and to their children?
How can schools and districts pay for this effort?
Chung found that men and women in full-time jobs with flexible schedules worked about the same amount of overtime hours. The same went for mothers and fathers. The men, however, saw an earnings increase beyond overtime pay after switching from a concrete schedule to flexible hours. They banked an average of 1,000 more euros (about $1,125) per year. The women enjoyed no such gains.
Contrary to what you might expect, those with more control over their work schedule work more than those with less control. In fact, people have a tendency to work more overtime hours once they are allowed to work flexibly, compared to when they were not.