- July 7, 2008
They want more time for their families and themselves, and more money. That’s according to a survey by Working America.
Fifty percent of the 12,000 women interviewed for the survey said that, if they had more time, they’d take a second job to ease their financial strain. Spending more time with family was the No. 2 choice, with 43 percent indicating they want more home time. More time for friends was also high on the wish list, with 24 percent of working women craving more contact with their pals.
Twenty-two percent said they’d get more exercise and 20 percent said they’d get more sleep.
And while many working women are also raising families, 80 percent indicated having children has negatively impacted their career aspirations.
“Working women want to spend more time with their families, but they can’t afford to,” said Karen Nussbaum, executive director of Working America, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO. “America’s working women need a raise and a break.”