44% of mums want to work 3 days a week – poll results

Today we publish the results of our poll on part time work, with the news that 44% of mums believe three days a week is the perfect number of days to work as a mum.

Many of you said that three days provided the right balance between your work and family commitments.  We wrote when we launched the poll that we believed there was no perfect number and for most families, it depends on such a complex set of circumstances, not all within their control.  Our needs change from time to time as well.

There were no votes for extremes.  No one voted for one day a week as the perfect option but only 3% of you voted for five days a week as your ideal.

Our guest posts on part time work from Juliet, Tamara and Kellie inspired you all, with feedback that it was helpful to know how others mums went about making their decisions and how they negotiated arrangements with employers, families, carers and children along the way.

So how many of you aren’t working your ideal number?

Kirsten

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4 responses to “44% of mums want to work 3 days a week – poll results

  1. I just resigned from my full time job to take up a job working… 3 days!!

  2. Great article. I can understand why most people would like to work 3 days. We have so much else that needs to be done that working full time makes it so hard to get it all done. Rachel xx

  3. I’m a mom and I love to work at the same time take care of things at home. It’s one of the things that I feel fulfilled with.

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