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After Layoffs, Workers Are Done With the Full-Time Work Model

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Employees want more flexibility and more control over their work schedule.

The sense of stability in full-time tech employment has being broken by the recent wave of major layoffs. Replacing it is a bubbling sense of betrayal.

A survey of 500 knowledge workers in the U.S., including 109 who had recently been laid off, found that a majority are disillusioned with full-time employment — whether they work at a large, midsize, or small company.

Eighty-nine percent said they would like to have more control and flexibility over their work schedule than traditional full-time employment can offer.‍ Seventy-four percent said that recent layoffs have made freelance work more attractive.‍ And 62% said they feel less secure committing to one employer.

From A.Team
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