APPARENTLY there was some significant rush to get this report on the street, the typo errors make it somewhat difficult to read.
From the Council on Economic Advisers
Title: Work-Life Balance and the Economics of WorkPlace Flexibility:
This report presents an economic perspective on flexible workplace policies and practices
I forgot about your initial comment about typos, so my first reaction when opening the pdf and starting to read it was ‘Is this an April Fool’s joke?’
I’m surprised (and disappointed) that a federal agency would release such a hard-to-read document.
Pg 2 … ‘The increasing demand for analytical and interactive skills—those largely obtained through post-secondary education’ …
Analytical … yes, like for reading this document!
Interactive … hmmm, I must have missed those courses in college; glad I got mine at home.
Additional note of interest … I copied and pasted the above sentence from the pdf without modification; in the pdf there are spaces in the middle of ‘analytical’ and ‘interactive’ and several other places … they did not carry over here. Strange!
Pg 2 … ‘Overall, over one-half of employers report allowing at least some workers to periodically change their starting and quitting times. However, less than one-third of full-time workers report having flexible work hours, and only 39 percent of part-time workers do. This discrepancy between the employer and employee reports may be due to differences in data collection or because more employers would be willing to accommodate the needs of individual workers but these workers are not aware of it.’
The discrepancy more likely is due to an invalid assumption that an employer has one employee. Someone needs a refresher on the analytical skills.
The spaces do show up when printed 🙂
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