HotAir hotair.com 22 Jul, 2021 04:15 am

Eight hours a day, five days a week isn't working for us – HotAir

Eight hours a day, five days a week isn't working for us – HotAir

A study that looked at long work hours across 194 countries found a higher risk of heart disease and stroke, leading to about 745,000 attributable deaths.Long work hours are “the largest of any occupational risk factor calculated to date,” the authors wrote.In 2016, about one-tenth of American workers were working part time but trying to get more hours.Sixteen percent of American workers’ schedules fluctuate based on their employers’ needs.

The demand to spend 60 hours at an office is one that depletes the lives of professional, higher-paid workers.Despite current hand-wringing that these workers are refusing to come back to the job, thanks to lucrative unemployment benefits, the problem is typically the opposite: People who work in retail or fast food often struggle to get enough hours to qualify for benefits and pay their bills, just to survive.

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