Job Sharing, Definition(s) of

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"An arrangement in which two people agree to do the work of one job." (Barnett)

"Secondary part-time jobs: Workers have low skill and compensation compared to their full-time counterparts, and [have] little prospect of advancement." (Abate, 2003).

"[J]ob sharing represents one full-time job for two employees. In effect, each works proportionately less than full time." (Christensen & Staines, 1990).

"A situation in which two employees share a single full-time job, with salary and benefits pro-rated. This is a popular option for new mothers who wish to spend time at home, but also want to remain in the workforce" (FlexPaths, n.d.).

Glossary Source: 

Barnett, R. (2003, January 28). Reduced Hours Work/Part-time Work, A Sloan Work and Family Encyclopedia Entry. Chestnut Hill, MA: Boston College.

Job Sharing. (2002). In Frank Abate, (Ed.), The Oxford American dictionary of current English in English dictionaries and thesauruses. UK: Oxford University Press, Inc. Internet Explorer. www.oxfordreference.com (18 June 2003).

Christensen, K. E., & Staines, G. L. (1990). Flextime: A viable solution to work/family conflict? Journal of Family Issues, 11(4), 455-476.

FlexPaths. (n.d.). Glossary. Retrieved from http://www.flexpaths.com/resources/glossary