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Working late compromises family time, study reveals

Almost a third of British parents miss bedtime with their kids at least three out of five nights per week due to long working hours, a study has found.

The research, conducted by job site Indeed, surveyed 1,000 working parents, revealed that 72% of employees rely on grandparents or partners to read a bedtime story to their kids each night, whilst 22% resort to FaceTime because they can’t be there in person.

The research pointed to presenteeism as a core disruptor to family time, with 25% of workers feeling obliged to stay at work longer than necessary.

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May 14, 2019

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