Battle of the Sexes - Men vs Women in the Workplace
workplace has certainly come a long way since "Rosie The
Riveter" was the poster woman for career women.
an international Pendaflex study  suggests that the glass
ceiling still exists. Despite the considerable gains made by
working women during the last few decades, the more than 68
million women in the American workforce  still haven't caught
up to the titles (and pay!) of their male peers — a fact that's
mirrored in offices around the world.
a leading global office supplies brand, uncovered some surprisingly
universal facts about men, women and their careers:
a Man's World
Job titles are clearly divided between gender lines. Nearly
half (45 percent) of men hold management titles, as opposed to 27 percent
of women. Additionally, more than four in 10 women are responsible
for administrative or clerical duties, while only one-fifth
of men have the same responsibilities.
Hard For The Money
Job attitudes between the sexes are strikingly similar. More
than half of women (52 percent) and men (51 percent) believe their job has
become increasingly harder.
and women share more than an ambitious work philosophy. Both
report having a hard time leaving their job at the office —
more than 50 percent of each gender find it increasingly difficult
to separate their career from their personal life.
Despite a reported inability to separate work and leisure time,
nearly three in five workers (57 percent) are happy with the current balance
between work and their social life — but many would appreciate
two extra 'free' hours each day. When asked how they'd spend
this newfound playtime, a majority of employees would choose
quality time with their family.
one in four women and one-fifth of men would spend the two hours
toning their bodies at the gym. Only 14 percent of workers would
spend the extra hours socializing in restaurants and bars. Other
responses include signing up for evening classes and completing
But Not Found
Neither gender considers proper organization their forte — three
in five men and more than half of women would like to work on their
organizational skills. It's no wonder — more than 40 percent
of workers admit to frequently losing paperwork!
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