MIAMI (CBS4) – Both men and women are putting in longer hours at the office or job then they have in the past, but who is really going that extra mile.
“There is a slight advantage to the women that they are putting in longer days than men. Generally, women are working harder and longer,” said Art Papas, CEO of Bullhorn Inc., a software recruiting firm.
Bullhorn surveyed more than five thousand workers to get their pulse on the work place. Papas said the survey found that while 54 percent of women said they worked more than 9 hours a day, only 41 percent of men made the same claim. The project did not start out about gender, according to Papas.
“We were looking at work habits and out jumps this difference between men and women and their work habits and we were blown away,” said Papas.
With today’s technology, the survey found more people are taking their work with them on vacation. Sixty eight percent of women said they stayed connected to the office on their days off and while only vacation compared to 62 percent of men.
“Everyone really wants to prove themselves at their job. So if someone needs you, you want to be ready, you want to have your Blackberry,” said one women in the survey.
It seems men are willing to make one call more frequently. Twenty percent of the men surveyed admitted they really weren’t ill the last time they called in sick compared to 14 percent of women who played hooky.
Papas said while women in the workforce have made great strides over the last couple of decades, they’re still trying to catch up.
“Women have to leave the workforce to take care of kids a lot times. I think that effects their careers and they are compensating and the data says they are, they are working harder,” said Papas.
With numbers to support that, managers might start to take notice.
“I think they might be surprised when they are reviewing the results, and say OK, women work harder than men, that’s a good thing, They will think of that the next time they interview a woman,” said Papas.