One-Third Would Take Pay Cut for Better Work-Life Balance

Maintaining a good work-life balance can be tricky, and with so many people working from home during the pandemic, it can make drawing the line even harder. But just how much is that balance worth? A new flash poll from Blind, a popular anonymous network for professionals, asked if people would accept a lower salary for a better work-life balance.

Asked:¬†“Would you take a 35 percent pay cut to work at a company you like with better work life balance?,” more than one-third, 36 percent, said yes. One anonymous respondent noted that having a bad work-life balance can itself be expensive and cost someone more money, explaining: “Off hours Ubers, eating take out, not being able to go do groceries, the fact you can’t focus on bills and etc. Maybe it’s still theoretically more money in the end, but take a slight pay cut and being to enjoy life, enjoy a relationship, deal with your kids if you have them.” (TechRepublic)