By Adam Jusko, ProudMoney.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
A new survey from Spherion Staffing reports that 41 percent of respondents would choose more vacation time over a pay raise if given the choice. Spherion says that this gives employers a perk to offer if raising pay is not an option.
Of course, we have the option to look at the other side of this survey finding: If 41% would like more time off, 59% must want more money, right?
While the survey says that the responses are “weighted as needed for age, sex, race/ethnicity, education, region and household income to represent the target population,” I can’t help but wonder if there was a focus on full-time workers who are making enough money to even consider this money/time trade-off. Many people aren’t working as much as they need to be, so they want more money AND more hours at work to make ends meet.