Feel restricted by that nine-to-five job? Or feel like your job is preventing you from enjoying your family or other things you find important in your life? President Obama and the first lady are trying to help. Today, the White House is holding a forum with CEO's, labor leaders and small business owners to look for "strategies for making the workplace more flexible." But how easy is it to set your own hours at the office?
Karol Rose, who is the chief knowledge officer for Flexpaths, and the author of "Work Life Effectiveness: Bottome Line Strategies for Today's Workplace," has been fighting for the American workplace to become more flexible for their employees and employers. LeAnne Shuler, worked a nine-to-five as an accountant, until she finally had enough of her rigid work schedule and decided to quit to start her own business. She is now happy and successful with her own flexible schedule.