The way people work has definitely changed in the coronavirus age, with many folks getting a lot more flexibility with their job now that they are working from home. Well, it seems folks like all that flexibility, and don’t want to see it go away.
A new survey commissioned by GigSmart and conducted by OnePoll finds:
- Three quarters of Americans think a flexible work schedule has spoiled them for future jobs.
- In fact, 78% of people say having a flexible schedule will be an “absolute necessity” when looking for a new job.
- Other important things folks are looking for in a new job include:
- Option to work from home (61%)
- Socially distanced workspace (58%)
- Healthcare benefits (58%)
- Structured assessments for position growth and salary increases (45%)
Of course, there are plenty of people who are out of work and would simply be happy with a job, and the survey reveals the steps some of those folks are taking to get by.
- 40% of people say they’ve taken on new work during the coronavirus crisis.
- 53% have cut back on unnecessary spending.
- 29% have asked friends and family for financial help.
- 20% have taken out a loan.
- Even if they are working, more than 50% say they’d consider a side gig to earn some extra cash.
- Among the top side jobs folks would consider:
- Making money from a creative skill (46%)
- Cleaning (45%)
- Running errands (37%)
- Handyman work (35%)
- Childcare (34%)