Creative Perks At Work

Competing for employees requires new alternatives to salary

Sue is a 49-year-old mother of three living in Vancouver who has decided to return to work as an experienced marketing coordinator after raising her children. While salary is an important consideration, she has another important thing to consider: time. She has many family obligations, and has spent the past three years caring for her mother who has Dementia. While she would prefer to work part-time, there are not many part-time jobs in her field.

When scanning the job ads, one job in particular stands out: one that promises “work-life balance”, a four-day work-week and no overtime in the evenings. She could make it to her children’s martial arts and swimming practices in the evenings during the week with no problem at all. Should she consider it?

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