In the new movie In Time, released last Friday, Amanda Seyfried and Justin Timberlake live in a futuristic society where time is the only currency that matters. It is much more important than money. Apparently this movie should not be considered science fiction because according to a new survey from More Magazine, more professional women are choosing time over money.
More found that 43% of the women surveyed say they are less ambitious now than they were a decade ago. And only a quarter of the 500 women ages 35 to 60 say they're working toward their next promotion. Two out of three women reported they would prefer to have more free time than a bigger paycheck, and two of five said they would be willing to accept less money for more flexibility. Being the boss is even less appealing to them: three out of four women in the survey - 73% - say they would not apply for their boss' job. Almost two of five - 38% - report they don't want to put up with the stress, office politics and responsibility that often go hand in hand with such positions. More Editor-in-Chief Lesley Jane Seymour says she's hoping that the survey, conducted in June, is more a reflection of the stress and negativity of difficult economic times and not a permanent trend.