Poll finds summer hours wanted (by some)

Fear of impact on pay may explain mixed opinions
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 09/27/2007

More Quebecers now enjoy summer hours, according to a survey by l’Ordre des CRHA et CRIA du Québec in Montreal. The phone poll of more than 1,000 respondents in May found 25 per cent of employees enjoy summer schedules (Friday afternoons off) compared to 21 per cent in 2003.

There are slight differences among generations, as the summer schedule is offered to 30 per cent of 18- to 34-year-olds, 23 per cent of 35- to 54-year-olds and 21 per cent of those over 55.

Among those employers who do offer this perk, three-quarters said it applies to all employees while only one-quarter offer it to a select few.