Essentially, it seems that workers in the UK select what is important for them and then live their lives according to the dictates of their decisions. This idea is supported by Perrons when she says that:
“The capacity of people to organize their own work biographies and plan their lifetime finances continues to vary now, as in the past, with individual and social factors. The former include responsibilities and opportunities outside as well as within the workplace and these remain highly structured by individual characteristics including gender, ethnicity, race, social class, educational background, age and stage in life course as well as individual preferences (Perrons, 2003, Pg. 72).”
This means that individuals have the power to say no to certain responsibilities and they may do so if they feel that they are unable to handle such positions. Of course, in some cases, the individual may not be given a choice in which scenario they may have to give up a nine to five job and instead look for something on a part time basis to support them while they apply their energy and time into their personal lives (Tomlinson, 2006).
Clearly, what is important to the workers in the UK today is not work itself but the work life balance. It must be remembered that many individuals like to work and readily give their creative input towards what they like to do. However, it must also be noted that not everyone can put in sixty hours week in and week out and those individuals will need special handling for which future business must be ready.