The study – published in the journal Industrial and Labor Relations Review – analysed data collected from more than 50,000 people across a range of different industries. Researchers looked at the effect “work intensity” and overtime had on people’s wellbeing (like stress and fatigue) as well as their career (like recognition, progression and job security).
The results showed that increased work effort was linked to lower wellbeing and modest to inferior career outcomes, even in higher-level occupations where there’s a greater expectation that slogging it out will reap rewards.
Working yourself to the bone (and point of burnout) is doing you no favours when it comes to getting that promotion or pay rise so cancel that team coffee ru
This article originally appeared on Women's Health
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