Some men are faking their hours (and why women should follow their lead)


“In professional services, working on a major project can easily mean spending 15-20 hour days at work. We all know a lawyer, a banker or a consultant who regularly works big hours.

But are they really working? New research from Erin Reid, a professor at Boston University, shows it’s not always so. She interviewed over 100 consultants at a US consulting firm and found that some of the men and women working there were actually faking their hours.”

Around 31 percent of the men and 11 percent of the women Ms Reid examined managed to achieve the benefits of a more moderate work schedule without explicitly asking for it.

Read more from Women’s Agenda.

Read another article about the study’s findings from The New York Times.