Working OT Might Kill You


According to CNN, “If you’ve been saying for years that long hours at work are killing you, forward this article to your boss—it might literally be true. According to a new study, people who work more than 10 hours a day are about 60 percent more likely to develop heart disease or have a heart attack than people who clock just seven hours a day.”

I wonder if this is a class issue.

  • I remember when my parents worked 10+ hours each day. We ate McDonalds and watched TV. As children, we tried to stay out of the way. They were tired.
  • If you’re a small business owner, you probably have the additional pressures of being a middle-class entrepreneur who has more stress than you know what to do with.
  • If you’re a CEO or a member of the c-suite, you have an organizational infrastructure to help you cope with the long hours and additional chaos. You have staff, company chefs, access to restaurants with good food, and private jets so you don’t have to haul your fat butt through ORD or ATL.

Does this article speak to you? Do you think that long hours are detrimental to the American worker?

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