Part-timers less satisfied with working hours than full-timers

09/07/2009 15:00

In 2008, the large majority of workers in the Netherlands, nearly 86 percent, were satisfied with their working hours. Employees working full-time were more often satisfied than those with a part-time job.

Just over one in ten people who work for 35 hours a week or more would like to work longer or shorter hours; most of them want to work less.

About two in ten part-time workers were not satisfied with their working hours. Employees with relatively long part-time hours were slightly more satisfied than employees who worked for only a few hours. In both groups, most workers who were not satisfied wanted to work for more hours.

Workers who want to work longer or shorter hours, 2008

Workers who want to work longer or shorter hours, 2008

Lian Kösters