Gen Y Workers to Employers: Flexible Hours, Not 9 to 5 | Moneyland | TIME.com

Posted by Trish Riley, December 24, 2011

I’ve been freelancing since 1992….- tr

The traditional eight-hour workday may soon be the exception rather than the rule. New evidence shows that we’re reaching a tipping point in terms of workplace flexibility, with businesses seeing the wisdom of allowing employees — young ones especially — to work odd hours, telecommute and otherwise tweak the usual 9-to-5 grind.

One of the top 12 trends for 2012 as named by the communications firm Euro RSCG Worldwide is that employees in the Gen Y, or millennial, demographic — those born between roughly 1982 and 1993 — are overturning the traditional workday.

The Business and Professional Women’s Foundation estimates that by 2025, 75% of the global workforce will be Gen Y.

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