It used to be that landing a Monday through Friday, 9 to 5 job indicated a level of professional success. Even if the job was low-paid, or lacking in benefits—there was a prestige of sorts to having evenings and weekends off. However, the modern workforce is breaking the boundaries.
Will 9 to 5 Soon Be A Thing Of The Past?
The once coveted 9 to 5 is inflexible and dated. Many Monday through Friday employers now offer many shifts, 7 to 3, 8 to 4, 10 to 6, or even split shifts. On top of that, more and more employees are working from home part or full-time. Besides, some people are simply night owls or enjoy working weekends.
9 to 5 Isn’t Always Perfect For Family Life
While the 9 to 5 workday may support being home with your family before and after school, even kids no longer have traditional schedules. With kids’ extracurricular activities, many families can’t recall the last time sitting down together for a weekday dinner was a possibility. This is why some prefer the option to work nights, weekends, and flexible remote hours.
The age-old workday may never vanish, but it certainly isn’t the widespread norm. Whatever schedule you prefer, just make sure you achieve balance with at least two consecutive days off each week.