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Women say they work harder than men

Friday, March 30, 2012  
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Women work longer days and more often while on vacation than their male counterparts, according to theFIT’s Report on Workplace Culture, which includes survey data from more than 5,000 U.S. full-time working professionals.

Fifty-four percent of women report working nine or more hours a day, compared to 41 percent of men, according to theFIT, a career website developed by Bullhorn Inc. to reveal workplace cultural traits. Although the majority of respondents (91 percent) confine their working hours to five days each week, almost half (47 percent) claim to work more than eight hours each day.

On vacation, most workers (65 percent) do some amount of work. However, women (67 percent) are slightly more willing to work on their vacations than men (60 percent), according to theFIT survey results.

Women also differ from men in their perception of their compensation. While one-fourth of men (26 percent) said their friends would feel bad for them if they knew how much they made, only 17 percent of women reported that sentiment.

While a strong majority (84 percent) of all employees report they were "actually sick or caring for a sick child” the last time they called in sick, roughly one in five men and one in seven women said they lied about their last sick day. Instead, they revealed, they were playing hooky, taking mental health days, suffering from hangovers or interviewing for another job.

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