Survey Sez: Work More Hours!

Posted on: Sunday, August 16th, 2009
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Remember the 40-hour workweek?  Seems that’s gone the way of the 5-cent cigar.  It’s no wonder businesspeople burn out, become coffee addicts, and need anti-depressants.  

On one hand, America’s work ethic is something to be proud of.  On the other hand, don’t such productive people deserve an occasional Sabbatical? 
  • 77.  Percentage of senior executives and managers who work 41 to 60 hours a week 
  • 11.  Percentage of business leaders who work 11 hours or more a day
  • 40.  Percentage of businesspeople who work 10 or more hours a day
Source:  NFI Research.  (Star Tribune 8-14-09)
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