Working 9-5 becomes a distant dream for Londoners

According to the survey by HP 25 per cent of London workers aged 25-34 are putting in between 2-3 hours extra work a day beyond their contracted time. This equates to approximately 20 extra working days a year for full time workers.

The statistics shows that the days of working 9-5 are gone as younger generations start to build a life / work balance where the lines are blurred and work is taken beyond the office with quality downtime built around the to do list.

For 11 per cent of 25 to 34 year old workers in London, it’s the norm to work more than 5 hours a day beyond their usual working hours, which equates to 25 hours a week. But the work isn’t confined to the office with 29 per cent of all London office worker’s surveyed stating that it was important to them to be able to work while on the move. The desire for mobile working is proving to be a generational trend with 27 per cent of those aged 35 to 44 feeling it’s important compared to 36 per cent of those aged 18-24.