Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See flextime.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An arrangement that allows employees to set their own working hours within agreed limits; normally must include certain periods (core time) when they must be at work.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A system of scheduling working hours in places of employment, which allows employees to arrive at and leave work at times of their own choice, providing that they work the required number of hours and usually requiring that they be present during certain hours, called core time.

Etymologies

From flexi(ble) +‎ time. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Despite being paid six figure salaries, 1,962 of EU's most senior civil servants have been allowed to join a "flexitime" scheme, originally meant for lower paid secretarial staff, that gives an extra 24 days off work every year for those that put in an extra 45 minutes a day in the office.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • There is also more and more variation in individuals 'working time over the year and over working life, reflecting more emphasis on work-life balance measures such as flexitime and time credit systems.

    EU News

  • Indeed, in this era of flexitime and homeworking, daytime pyjama-wearing can just as easily signify work hard, lonely, selfless work as lack of work – unless the humble homeworker is now considered to be part of the "underclass"?

    The camera does sometimes lie. Ask a female politician | Barbara Ellen

  • Cue the familiar remedies of our age—targeted management training, subsidized daycare, flexitime—all designed to give women more hours and inclination to pursue what too many of them still obstinately count as their second-highest priority.

    What Women Want

  • It is also important to acknowledge the concerns of volunteer managers who balk at the idea of thousands of students and city professionals beating a path to their door to demand flexitime.

    It's volunteering, but not as you know it

  • He told me that a combination of flexitime, job sharing and refusing to leave mobile phones on meant that nothing could get done.

    Tony Blair: The Next Labour Prime Minister?

  • A week earlier they were about to be held to a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford by the struggling Wolves when Park Ji-sung won the game in Fergie flexitime.

    Sir Alex Ferguson thrilled by comeback but knows he has problems

  • We don't have flexitime here, I am in the office between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but travel is not an excuse for not attending to things.

    People Make Too Much Of Work-Life Balance

  • If congestion was really a problem for companies, then there would be more companies operating flexitime schemes so that people can arrive at non-congested times.

    Will the Lib Dems stick up for their own policy?

  • The school will change its opening hours so I'll drive my kids in at 7am then go onto my flexitime work and start at 8am, finish at 4, avoiding the traffic.

    Will the Lib Dems stick up for their own policy?

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