A third of employed Americans say they would switch careers for more flexibility at work

Two in five Americans would give up their benefits if it meant they could have more flexibility at their job, according to new research. A new poll asked 2,000 employed Americans to reflect on their jobs in light of the pandemic and the results show they’re not thrilled with their current situation. Seven in 10 respondents said their job hardly offers any flexibility when it comes to their schedule and 42% would even trade in their benefits package for a schedule that works more for them. Thirty-seven percent of respondents said they’d prefer more flexibility away from their 9-5, instead opting to work from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (19%). For those who’d prefer to have more flexibility in the days they work (25%), they’d rather work Thursday to Monday (10%) or less than five days a week (10%) Thirty-five percent of respondents would even change their entire career if it meant they could have better flexibility and 40% would give up all of their vacation time.

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