Heavy workloads and limited resources are forcing many employees to log extra hours in the office, which often affects other areas of their lives.
CareerBuilder recently surveyed more than 3,100 employees to see how much time they were putting in at work –and how it was impacting their lives outside of the office.
According to the survey, 52% of employees said they work more than 40 hours per week — and 14% work more than 50 hours each week. Another 10% bring home work home at least every other day.
The study found that working long hours makes it difficult to employees to leave the job behind and even disturbs other areas of their lives. For example:
- 24% of employees are still thinking about work when they’re at home or out socially
- 22% said they don’t have time to pursue personal interests — because they’re always working, and
- 12% said the amount of time they spend on work is causing friction with their family.
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