According to a recent survey of US professionals, the 8-hour workday is ‘a thing of the past’.
As reported by Conner Forrest in TechRepublic, the survey, conducted by CareerBuilder, found that 73% of workers in Washington D.C. believed 9-to-5 jobs are a relic of a bygone era. Professionals in Boston, Los Angeles, New York and Chicago felt similarly with between 60% and 68% agreeing with the proposal.
Across the US, 61% of professionals felt the assertion was correct. Perhaps surprisingly, though, older workers were more likely to believe that the 9-to-5 was done with than younger professionals, with 68% of 45-54-year-olds concurring compared to only 45% of 18-24-years-olds. Meanwhile, 75% of leisure and hospitality workers agreed, while only 62% of IT staff made the same case.
“Between new technology and global workplace dynamics, companies are being tasked to implement flexible work arrangements for everyone, across cities, generations and industries,” Rosemary Haefner, CareerBuilder’s chief human resources officer was quoted as saying in a release.