Survey Says, Half the Moms Aren’t Happy with Careers, Most Seek Work-Life Balance
Fifty-six percent of working mothers told Monster.com that they “are not satisfied” with their work and 62 percent believe that “achieving work/life balance” leads to career satisfaction, the SFN Group reported.
The survey of 606 working mothers found that 70 percent of the women “don’t have a flexible arrangement worked out with their boss and nearly four of 10 surveyed say motherhood takes a back seat to work responsibilities,” SFN said. “. . . [M]any businesses are falling short in delivering the much-needed flexibility that these workers require in order to achieve job satisfaction and engagement,” an SFN representative said. “Without work/life balance policies, programs and cultures in place, companies will quickly lose these talented workers to family-friendly competition.” (May 2011)