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What are the advantages and disadvantages of flexible working?

What are the advantages that frlexible working can provide, and what are its disadvantages?

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    Oct 18 2013: The advantages of flexible working are that you can still have a life outside of work and work a schedule that fits around your lifestyle. Many employers offer flexible working conditions so that families have more time together and people are happier working in a time of day that is comfortable for them. A disadvantage is that flexible working means that odd shifts may be needed to accommodate the schedules of others with seniority. Another disadvantage is employers feel obligated to give you the schedule you want even if it is not where you are needed the most.
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      Oct 21 2013: Small list of companies, please? I'm in disbelief they exist today with the amount of competition on the streets. Why would an employer hire two part time employees over only hiring one full time employee?

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