Rebecca Rosen on The Atlantic:
But such affordances come with strings attached: Employees with this perk often wind up working extra hours at nights or on weekends. Why? Not to make up for lost productivity but in an effort to demonstrate their commitment to and passion for their jobs. Researchers call the phenomenon “the flexibility stigma.”
As a matter of fact, even for those who are not doing flexible jobs, they have to attribute extra time on working once they desire to earn a higher achievement. For example, a recruitment consultant who is passionately working on executive search must sacrifices one’s after working hours to have face-to-face interview with candidates since they have little time to spare for such confidential issue.