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Family Unfriendly

According to USA Today, fewer companies are pursuing family-friendly policies and practices such as flextime and telecommuting. A survey done by the Society for Human Resource Management indicates that a third of companies cut employees who specialize in work-life benefits. In addition, the number of organizations offering flextime has fallen 11% since last year. Those offering full-time telecommuting fell 6%.

Is work-life balance only possible during a boom — or when the economy isn’t as slow? Or should companies continue to pursue family-friendly policies regardless of the state of the economy? You tell us. Take the Fast Company poll.

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