Negotiating for a flexible time arrangement can make or break the sanity scales as a working women, especially if you're a mother. Yet, you know why flextime would be a plus, but you have to sell the idea to your organization. Here's a video excerpt that can support you in doing just that.
A few things really struck me at the first ever White House Forum on Workplace Flexibility. The first is that President Obama said “Workplace flexibility isn’t just a women’s issue.” Even if no public policy results from today’s session, the culture change that comes when people like Obama say things like that is big.
Though the public may no longer see bloggers as slackers schlepping around at home in pajamas, can blogging — or any activity outside the 1950’s model of "9 to 5" jobs with benefits — be considered gainful employment?
Over the next few days, Fem2.0 is working with MomsRising to start a fresh conversation about what should be considered "work" in the 21st Century economy, especially pertinent for women designing their own work patterns to accommodate their families. What is work? What kind of work has value?
The high gas prices may actually work some magic when things are all said and done. If the pain gets great enough perhaps it'll create a willingness to try something new even in environments traditionally reluctant to change such as say the workplace. Now that I see some seriously overweight sedentary people taking the plunge and riding old bikes on errands in my neighborhood (a good thing!) I know radical changes can be possible even in the most stubborn of people.
Travelers in all U.S. metro areas are wasting more time than ever in traffic--and more gas, according to the 2007 Urban Mobility Report.
Released Tuesday, the report says traffic congestion is draining $78 billion from the economy every year, including "4.2 billion lost hours and 2.9 billion gallons of wasted fuel—that's 105 million weeks of vacation and 58 fully-loaded supertankers."
How can we make things better?
Baby Boomers, those Americans born between 1940 and 1960, make up about 50% of the US population. They represent a significant part of the American labor force. These men and women are not ready to stop working and they are set to change the definition of “retirement”.
What will happen when the Baby Boomer generation retires? Who can replace them? – CEO
Flexible work hour arrangements are becoming an increasingly popular employee-employer agreement. Flextime allows an employee to select personalized working hours, often drifting from the typical Monday through Friday routine. As an increasing portion of America’s employers and employees are realizing flextime’s benefits, the alternative work arrangement is gaining popularity.