9 to 5 jobs on way out – sur­vey

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THE tra­di­tional nine-to-five shift is on the way out as just 6% of us now work th­ese hours, a poll has found.

Of th­ese, al­most 42% were job shar­ing or worked flex­i­ble hours, said a YouGov sur­vey.

Al­most two-thirds of those work­ing un­tra­di­tional hours said flex­i­bil­ity was a key fea­ture of a good job.

The YouGov poll, com­mis­sioned by McDon­ald’s, in­volved 4 000 adults aged over 16 and 1 000 McDon­ald’s em­ploy­ees across the UK.

It found jobs of­fer­ing ear­lier starts and a shorter work­ing week were most ap­peal­ing.

Em­ploy­ees have the right to ask for flex­i­ble work­ing af­ter 36 weeks of work­ing – granted at the em­ployer’s dis­cre­tion. Paul Pom­roy, UK boss of McDon­ald’s, said: “Peo­ple want more flex­i­bil­ity.” – Daily Mail

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