Tuesday, October 15 is National Flex Day—a day to celebrate and raise awareness about the importance of work flexibility.
And part of that celebration is a month-long contest!
It’s easy to enter and you could win one of five $50 Amazon gift cards, one of five three-month subscriptions to FlexJobs, or one of three career coaching sessions with a FlexJobs career coach.
To enter our National Flex Day contest, all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post answering the question, “How could (or does) flexible work benefit your life and career?”
National Flex Day is held during October’s National Work and Family Month, offering an opportunity to demonstrate the importance of flexible work options like remote work, flexible hours, and predictable scheduling.
People value work flexibility for so many reasons. Our survey of over 7,300 professionals found that, since 2013, the most common reasons people seek flexible work have been work-life balance, family, time savings, and commute stress.
Full-time, remote work is the most in-demand type of flexible work arrangement (76%), followed by flexible schedules (72%). Survey respondents said that when they evaluate a job prospect, work-life balance is equally important as salary (73% for both).
Top Reasons For Flexible Work
There are many reasons that people appreciate the benefits of work flexibility, but for a little inspiration, here are some top reasons people say flexible work options would make their lives better.
“A flexible job would allow me to spend more time with my (soon to be) wife and dog. It would be nice to make a healthy lunch occasionally during the week. Since my partner is a teacher, she has a long summer break, so it would be nice to spend a few months abroad.” —Peter
“A telecommute position would allow me to continue working and advancing my career, but also spend more time with my family and my young children. I have always had very demanding positions that often require lots of time away and looking for more balance so I can experience my children growing up!” —Amal P.
Mental and Physical Health
“A flex job would enable me to sleep on my body’s preferred sleep schedule. This would help me to manage my migraines, which are sometimes triggered by too little or too much sleep.” —Heidi
Relocation or Travel
“A flex job that allows me to work completely remote is exactly what I want and need at this point in my life, as I am planning to relocate long distance in the near future, and am also considering living in different areas over the next several years, and would love to be able to ‘take my job with me’ wherever I go. As I am quickly approaching age 50 (how did that happen??), I am reinventing myself and finally taking steps to live my best life ever!” —Pam T.
“A flex job would eliminate my need to get up at 4:30 a.m. to avoid the dreaded daily traffic jam. Ahhhh, precious sleep!” —Susan
Want to Win? Leave a Comment!
How could (or does) flexible work benefit your life and career?
13 randomly chosen commenters will win one of the following:
DEADLINE TO ENTER:
Thursday, October 31, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. MT
REQUIRED TO ENTER:
- Your first name, at least
- Your email address (this will be kept private)
- A respectful answer to this month’s question (if your answer is off-topic, it won’t be approved)
- A maximum of one entry per person
HOW WE PICK THE WINNERS:
- Winners will be chosen by a random drawing after November 1.
- You’ll be notified by email if you win, so make sure you leave a valid email address in the comments below! (It will remain confidential.)
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