Experiencing part-time work: temporal tensions, social divisions and the work-family interface

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Abstract

Part-time work is commonly depicted as positive for women workers and their experience of work and home. Drawing on the qualitative commentaries of lower-level service workers, this study explores the temporal, social and interpersonal consequences of part-time work. While many employees liked part-time work, there was evidence that fragmented work schedules, mandated overtime and difficulties in taking time off work created tensions and problems for women in both the work and family domains. Inferior treatment also punctuated the work experiences of a number of part-time employees and served to underline their differential work status.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155 - 177
Number of pages23
JournalBritish Journal of Industrial Relations
Volume45
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007

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