Work demands taking their toll of family life

The results of an online survey, commissioned by Hyundai to look at Kiwis’ attitudes toward family life, found work pressure had a significant impact on family time.

Mounting work schedules are straining quality family time, with parents missing dinnertime and working through the weekend.

Almost 60 per cent of parents said their work commitments had a real impact on their family life.

John Cowan, writer and presenter from The Parenting Place, said the figures did not sound as bad as he expected they would actually be.

“For those that don’t have internet access, I wouldn’t be surprised if they were the lowest earners, working two or more jobs a week, and so it’s probably even worse than these figures suggest,” he said.


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