Mums speak up for job shares and home work

first_img Previous Article Next Article Nearly eight out of 10 working mothers questioned in a survey said theywould quit their current full-time job tomorrow if given the chance. The survey carried out by a women’s consumer magazine shows that only 4 percent of working mothers with young children want to work. Nearly a third of respondents would rather have a part-time career or jobshare, and 22 per cent want to work from home or set up their own business. A significant 43 per cent would prefer to be a full-time mum. More than 60 per cent of women find the work environment depressing, and 51per cent admit that they take time off because of work-related stress. Furthermore, three-quarters of working women believe that children suffer ifboth parents work. Nearly 90 per cent also blame the stress of trying to juggle work and homelife into making them shout at their children. Juliette Kellow, editor of the women’s magazine Top Santé, which publishedthe report, said, “The Government wants to encourage as many women aspossible into full-time work, but the survey shows that this is not whatmothers want. “Working full time for most women is a major problem, physically,emotionally and mentally, and is damaging to family life andrelationships.” More than 5,000 working women were surveyed across the UK for the report. Related posts:No related photos. Mums speak up for job shares and home workOn 19 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

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