Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Survey says: More stress for working moms?

Work-life balance is always a hot topic; with the economy on life support, companies are trying harder than ever to gauge how working moms are coping.

It's not pretty, people. I crunch the numbers over at The 36-Hour Day:

Another study, this one by US staffing company Adecco Group, asked working moms about the impact that the recession is having on their work-life balance (or lack thereof). Eighty percent of the women who participated in Adecco’s Workplace Insight Survey said that they work because they have to, not because they want to — and almost half of them (48 percent) are more stressed than before, with 16 percent adding that their work hours have increased because of the bad economy.

Sixty-five percent of them are cutting their budgets at home but, in spite of that, 19 percent admitted to overcompensating for the lack of time with their kids by lavishing them with material goods instead. And while nearly half said they wish they could spend more time with their kids, 30 percent say they are overwhelmed by their responsibilities at home.... [More]

How are you coping with the recession? What is stressing you out the most — and how are you handling it?

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