Increasing number of professional part-time workers feel "trapped"

Posted on July 8, 2013 by allmumkind

A recent study found that a wide range of professionals who work part-time hours have identified that they feel trapped in their current role. The 1000 part-time workers who took part in the study expressed that in order to balance careers with their family they had to "trade down" their careers to sustain flexible working.

The study of the 1000 part-time workers was carried out by Timewise, used the findings to warn the Government to support more part-time workers in that their roles must not be seen as "low paid" career options.

The survey found that three out of four part-time workers sadly have not been promoted since they shifted their work pattern to flexible working. Over a fifth pointed out that they didn't expect to be promoted whilst holding down a flexible role.

Women's minister Maria Miller last month said flexible working is essential to help women back to work and boost the economy.

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1 Responses to Increasing number of professional part-time workers feel "trapped"

Is one solution to feeling under-employed in accepting part time work to instead, become an independent supplier, bidding for a series of discrete work assignments from one or more employers? Depending on the person's skillset and innovation rate, they may be able to secure a continuous stream of work assignments (from multiple employers say) at a higher hourly rate, than by being employed (offering greater job security at lower pay rates).

The problem may be bigger for those working in operational process roles. But perhaps such roles will become fully automated sooner than non ops roles, suggesting such workers would be wise to upskill and migrate into roles emphasising complex human interaction, human interpretation, human design and human common sense.

A recent study found that a wide range of professionals who work part-time hours have identified that they feel trapped in their current role. The 1000 part-time workers who took part in the study expressed that in order to balance careers with their family they had to "trade down" their careers to sustain flexible working.

The study of the 1000 part-time workers was carried out by Timewise, used the findings to warn the Government to support more part-time workers in that their roles must not be seen as "low paid" career options.

The survey found that three out of four part-time workers sadly have not been promoted since they shifted their work pattern to flexible working. Over a fifth pointed out that they didn't expect to be promoted whilst holding down a flexible role.

Women's minister Maria Miller last month said flexible working is essential to help women back to work and boost the economy.

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