There's a study out that says that the younger workforce employees(Gen 'Y') are willing to work for less pay in exchange for more flexible hours. LESS PAY. This no doubt pleases employers who like to have people working all the damn time. I know most people don't have the guts to stand up to their bosses and this is a supposed "demand" of theirs?
Now as of right now this is becoming a trend at insurance companies and such, but we love to follow trends in America, so how long before you have businesses running 24 hours a day, 6 or 7 days a week. Especially those trying to keep their head above water, making a wave when they can? Only after it becomes obvious they are falling apart will the workload ease up.
Look, I'm not lazy, but I'm of the belief that unless it's an emergency, or you're a doctor, cop etc. 8 hours is good enough for a work day. You wanna work overtime? Fine. Volunteer, otherwise leave me the f*** alone after my shift is up and I'll see you again tomorrow. Weekends and holidays? No thanks, but the younger generation(which will be replaced by an even younger generation) is willing to work for less pay and odd hours.
Those hours work out well for them I guess, but still, are these people going to go home and play with their baby at 2 in the morning or something?
I think it's a mistake frankly. Be careful what you "demand"