The Westport, Connecticut based LifeCare Inc., also reported in its news release that it had received 23% more requests for employee help with time management in June 2003 over the same month a year earlier. The reason, according to the company: “already-burdened employees feeling the added weight of seasonal events and other commitments that typically come up at this time of year.”
The company said referrals to housecleaning and other home-care services are also becoming much more widespread among the general worker population when they once were the nearly exclusive province of the high-income worker group.
Among the top personal obligations reported by employees are:
- children’s extra-curricular and end-of-school-year activities
- summer child care programs
- family commitments
- community events
- yard- and home-improvement projects
- travel plans.