Reporting Michelle Durham
By Michelle Durham
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A new study conducted by the Yale School of Management, Harvard Business School, and the University of Texas finds that men who asked for flextime due to family circumstances were more likely to receive it than women.
But is this the case in Philadelphia?
Charles O’Donnell is Chief Operating Officer of Philadelphia Law Firm Duane Morris. He says his firm offers flex time to the men and women who work there:
“We want to find quality people and provide a quality environment in which to work.”
O’Donnell says happy employees are more productive employees, and while they can’t offer flex time to everyone, they do try to accomodate people’s schedules as much as possible.
So do folks in the area think it’s true that men receive more flex time than women?”
“I think in some cases it’s true,” Donna says.
Donna’s son Daniel didn’t disagree:
“I’m an accountant and I work tons of overtime for four months of the year so I get a bunch of extra time.”
But Heather says that doesn’t work in her world:
“Not in the medical field, no. Everyone is equal.”
Dwayne actually believes the opposite is true:
“I think females get more time then men. When it comes to us, they tell us to ‘man up’.”