Report: Women Work Longer Hours, More Honest On The Job [Infographic]
Women may or may not be the weaker sex, but it appears that they work longer hours than men and are happier with how much they earn, a new study finds.
Fifty-four percent of women report working nine or more hours a day, compared to 41 percent of men, according to the survey of more than 5,000 U.S. workers by career site theFit.
The report also found:
Women work more.
- 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.
- 54 percent of women report working 9 hours or more a day, compared to 41 percent of men.
- 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).
Women perceive their compensation more positively.
- Of respondents who reported receiving a bonus (49 percent), 40 percent 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 percent of men.
- On compensation and salaries, women fared better than men again in terms of perception. Twenty-six percent of men said their friends would feel bad for them if they knew how much they made, compared with 17 percent of women.
- More than half (51 percent) of all workers reported not receiving a bonus last year, including 55 percent of men and 47 percent of women.
Women are more honest.
- A vast majority (84 percent) 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.
For more about gender in the workplace, check out this infographic from theFit.
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David Schepp has spent more than a dozen years covering business news for the electronic and print media, including Dow Jones Newswires, BBC News, Gannett Co., and most recently at AOL's DailyFinance. Nearly 10 years ago, he started writing a weekly People@Work column, looking in depth at issues facing workers in today's workplace. The syndicated column appeared in newspapers and websites nationwide before it made its debut on DailyFinance in 2010. Schepp now continues that tradition at Aol Jobs, covering the jobs beat and providing readers insight and analysis into the nation's challenging employment scene.
Schepp holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Metropolitan State College of Denver.
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