Work organisation and working time arrangements in the second quarter of 2019

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In the second quarter of 2019, 31.9%  of the total number of the employed (i.e. 5 million 260 thousand) at least once a month had to adjust their working time to the employer’s or client’s requirements of to the specifics of the performed tasks, while in almost half of the cases such availability was required at least once a week.

Men more often than women adjusted their working time in accordance with the employer’s or client’s requirements or a character of the performed work. In the second quarter of 2019, 36.0% of employed men and 26.8% of employed women had to change their working timetable for this reason.

The necessity to adjust own working time to the requirements of the employers or clients was to a greatest extent decided by the employment status. The group which was to the greatest extent submitted to the impact of external factors (clients’ expectations or the kind of performed tasks) on working time arrangements were self-employed. Among them, as many as 48.0% persons had to change their typical working time organisation at least once a month because of the clients’ requirements or the character of performed tasks. A specific group within this population constituted employers – in their case the percentage of persons changing their working day arrangement comprised 60.5%. This figure seems particularly high when compared to the situation of employees or contributing family workers, for whom the above indicator was at the level over twice lower – respectively 28.4% and 27.2%. Therefore, it is evident that the higher responsibility and independence in making decision regarding performed tasks are, the greater is the necessity and possibility for adjustment of own working time organisation to demands of an  external client.