Work And Family

Business Week's second survey finds juggling both is an endless struggle--and companies aren't helping much

The letters spilled into BUSINESS WEEK's offices all summer. "There was a meeting scheduled for Father's Day," a TRW Inc. manager wrote. "When a complaint was voiced, the project manager replied, `You have a problem with that? If you do, we'll find someone who doesn't."' An employee at KPMG Peat Marwick observed: "My company has programs that should make balancing family life and work better. But the reality is, we are a service organization, and when a client says jump, our firm does not care about flexible schedules."

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