Nearly 1 in 4 workers dissatisfied with work-life balance: Survey

68 per cent feel burnt out on the job
||Last Updated: 12/03/2014

Nearly one-quarter of Canadian workers struggle to find a balance between work and personal time, according to a survey from

Twenty-three per cent said they are dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with their work-life balance, while one-half are satisfied or very satisfied with their work-life balance.

A majority of workers (68 per cent) said they felt burnt out on their job at times, and 13 per cent said they "always" feel burned out on the job.

“One way employers can counter these effects is to offer more benefits around work-life balance, such as more flexible hours or the option to work from home,” said Mark Bania, director of CareerBuilder Canada.

But while two-thirds of employees feel companies should offer flexible work schedules to every employee, the remaining 35 per cent believe workers should have to earn the right to a flexible work schedule.

When asked about the three most important factors of their jobs, salary was cited most often (75 per cent) by workers, followed by:

•job security: 70 per cent

•work-life balance: 64 per cent

•learning opportunities: 25 per cent

•the ability to make a difference: 21 per cent

•autonomy in my position: 18 per cent

When asked if they would choose a bigger paycheck over a shorter work week, the overwhelming majority of workers (71 per cent) said they would opt for extra cash, found the survey of 422 workers.

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