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TELEWORK: NOT JUST FOR MOMS AND MILLENNIALS

by Jennifer Ludden / February 27, 2014

Jennifer Glass, a professor of sociology at the University of Texas, Austin, says that for many people, telework isn’t actually helping achieve that balance.

Glass has also found that when workers ask for a flexible work schedule, managers are far more likely to say “yes” to men — and “no” to women — a finding also noted in a 2012 study by the nonprofit Families and Work Institute. Glass says even female managers are suspicious of women who ask for accommodation, not trusting that they’ll get their work done.

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