Times are changing for many businesses and it is found that we would now like to choose our hours as long as the work gets completed.
A survey was completed and found that just six per cent of people now work the traditional shift, almost half of people work flexibly, job sharing or working compressed hours, allowing them to juggle other commitments.
The study, which surveyed 4,000 people, found the most desired shift begins at 8am and finishes at 4pm, with 37 per cent of people choosing those hours.
The second most popular shift is 7am until 3pm, which was chosen by 21 per cent of people who took the survey.
Other studies found that Londoners want to start work late, with over a quarter wishing to start work after 9am, compared with just 12 per cent in the rest of the South and 13 per cent in the North, to avoid rush hour on London’s busy public transport system.
Another 13 per cent of people wanted an 8.30am start working until 4.30pm, and 10 per cent preferred 7am until 3pm.
No matter what age it was looked upon that people with no children or with grown-up children were equally likely to want the earlier working day as those with school-age children.
But the pattern shifts for people who live in London – and those in their late teens and early twenties.
Early starts are less popular by these two groups, with 19 per cent of 18-24 year olds saying they would like to start work after 9am compared to just 9 per cent of people aged 54 to 65.
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