Women say they work harder than men
Friday, March 30, 2012
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
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.