Quebecers find an almost-perfect balance at work

Most employees in Quebec think their workload is just right
||Last Updated: 12/04/2006

The vast majority of workers in Quebec feel that their workload is fair though many don’t feel that their salary is reflective of how much work they have, according to a new survey conducted for Quebec's HR association, the Ordre des CRHA et CRIA du Québec (ORHRI).

The survey of 1,000 Quebec workers found that while 23 per cent of workers in Quebec say their workload is too heavy, more than two-thirds, at 69 per cent, consider it just right. While only 17 per cent of men think they have too much work, the percentage climbs to 30 per cent of women educated for 16 years or more.

“This difference is probably because women still have to handle numerous family responsibilities along with their career. That’s why it’s important for organizations to put effective measures in place to balance work and family life,” said ORHRI chair, Alain Desgagné.