Girls Just Want To Have Fun (Until They're 35)

young women prioritize fun at work
young women prioritize fun at work

For young women, it's more important that their work is fun than lucrative, according to a survey by the New Work Project. Young men, in contrast, want fun and money in equal measure. But when women hit 35, priorities change. Women in their career boom-years place fun at the same level as salary, just like men 10 years younger.

So far, 12,000 people have completed the questionnaire, which in one section asks respondents: "In three words, describe your ideal working arrangement." For women between the ages of 25 and 34, "fun" is clearly the most popular keyword, followed by "money," "rewarding," "hours," "fair," "home," "challenging," "relaxed" and "supportive."