Employees' Work/Life Unbalanced

April 24, 2012
Recently, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said she works from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and gives the rest of her time to her family. But what about the rest of us?

SodaHead.com, an online opinion-based community, asked its users their thoughts on work/life balance.

Of the more than 1,000 people polled, 36 percent said they do not feel they have a proper work/life balance and said they spend more time working. When the results are analyzed by gender, 39 percent of men feel they spend more time working than with family, while 30 percent of women feel they don’t have the right work/life balance.

Some 41 percent of respondents said that they think they may be passed over for a promotion if they leave work early. In addition, 26 percent of respondents said they stay at work later than they would like due to peer pressure.

When it comes time to leave the office, 21 percent leave after 6 p.m., 18 percent leave between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. and 19 percent leave before 5 p.m.. For 26 percent, the time they leave depends on the day.

Visit SodaHead.com for full poll results with demographics.

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