theFIT Report on Workplace Culture
Women work longer days and report working more often on vacation than their male counterparts. Yet, women also report greater perceived satisfaction with their compensation, according to new data released today in theFIT’s first Report on Workplace Culture. Fifty- four percent of women report working nine or more hours a day, compared to 41 percent of men. The report includes survey data from over 5,000 U.S. employees.
- Women work more
- Although the majority of respondents (91%) confine their working hours to five days each week, almost half (47%) claim to work more than eight hours each day.
- 54% of women report working 9 hours or more a day, compared to 41% of men.
- On vacation, most workers (65%) do some amount of work.
- However, women (67%) are slightly more willing to work on their vacations than men (60%).
- Women perceive their compensation more positively
- Of respondents who reported receiving a bonus (49%), 40% of women said they could use it to either spend a week on the beach or take an around-the-world tour, compared to 30% of men.
- On compensation and salaries, women fared better than men again in terms of perception. 26% of men said their friends would feel bad for them if they knew how much they made, compared with 17% of women.
- More than half (51%) of all workers reported not receiving a bonus last year, including 55% of men and 47% of women.
- A very strong majority (84%) of all employees report that they were “actually sick or caring for a sick child” the last time they called in sick.
- Roughly 1 in 5 men and 1 in 7 women are lying when it comes to their most recent sick day. Instead, they revealed that they were playing hooky, taking mental health days, suffering from hangovers or interviewing for another job.
(From the press release)
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