Not enough leisure time, boring jobs and insufficient pay are three major problems facing working women, according to a recently released national survey.
More than 50 percent of the women surveyed said that lack of leisure time was a problem, making it the most serious concern for employed women, according to the survey released by the National Commission on Working Women.
About half of all employed respondents said that their jobs did not pay enough. Of the professional women, 47 percent said they were not receiving enough pay and 55 percent of clericals, sales, service and blue collar workers expressed similar dissatisfaction.
Thirty-four percent of the women questioned said their jobs didn't use their skills and 30 percent said their occupations were boring.
The National Survey of Working Women was comprised of answers from 110,000 respondents solicited through a survey questionaire published in eight women-oriented magazines and by several labor unions. About 95 percent of those answering were white women who were high school graduates or had completed at least one year of college, the survey report said.
In other areas, 37 percent of professional women said their jobs were physically tiring as opposed to 29 percent of clerks and blue collar workers who said so. Thirty percent of professional women said sex discrimination was a problem while 25 percent of blue collar women said it was a problem, the survey said.
As far as job advancement, 26 percent of the professional women said they would like to quit work but couldn't afford to while 40 percent of blue collar women said so. Forty-six percent of the blue collar women said they had no chance to train for better jobs and 26 percent of professional women said they had no such chance.
While the respondents cited a number of areas with which they were dissatisfied, 42 percent said they liked their jobs very much and 4 percent said they felt a "great dislike" for their jobs. Professional workers were more satisfied with their work than other women workers, the report said.
Professional women reported having fewer job-related problems while the most dissatisfied of all were cclerical employes with college degrees.