04/17/2003

Balancing Hurried Families and the Changing Workplace

Traditional employment – the 40-hour ritual from Monday to Friday – is getting
harder to find. The shift to a workweek that operates around the clock is just
one example of the radical surgery that is reshaping the employment market. In
addition, as employment takes on new structures, working parents – many of whom
are also in non-traditional family units – are feeling the pressure. For
example, the once common sit down supper with home-cooked meals is falling by
the wayside.

The ability of working parents to balance all the demands for their time and
attention is wearing thin, according to a new report from HRDC Labour Program
called Voices of Canadians: Seeking Work-Life Balance. Time stress, the report
notes, is upsetting the work-life balance of two thirds of working parents.

Further Information


AplusA-online.de - Source: Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)