Poll: Vast majority of offices don’t have summer hours

We asked the PR Daily LinkedIn group whether their companies observe shorter workdays after Memorial Day.

That’s right; many offices in the PR and marketing field observe so-called summer hours. We wanted to know just how many of our readers had this perk, so we surveyed the members of the PR Daily LinkedIn Group.

Turns out the vast majority will not be hitting the beach before 5 p.m. According to our poll, 62 percent of respondents don’t have summer hours in the workplace.

“I think that in some organizations augmented hours are a positive attribute,” said John MacDonald, adjunct instructor at Fox Valley Technical College. “But on the other hand, in some cases it is just not possible, and that’s why many companies have certain benefits while others do not.”

Meanwhile, 30 percent of respondents said yes, their offices do have summer hours, and 17 percent said sometimes.

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