Everyone is well aware of the recession’s negative impact on the economy and our country’s overall morale, but have you ever considered the idea that it may have helped in some ways? We recently came across an interesting article from FOXBusiness that proposed that there is a bright side to the recession, and that would be striking a balance between work and life.

According to the article,

…many employers have allowed workers greater flexibility regarding when and where they work in the last seven years. More specifically, research found that in 2012, more employers allowed workers to work from home occasionally andB use flex timeB to take care of family and personal issues without loss of pay. Workers also were given more control over paid and unpaid overtime hours in 2012 than in 2005.

But while there have been gains, there have also been losses such as “workers returning to work less gradually after childbirth, as well as being less likely to take career breaks due to personal or family reasons.”

What are you thoughts; do you think that the recession has helped the work-life balance? Let us know in the comments section below.

Source: FOXBusiness

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