In Case You Were Curious…About Workaholics!
July 05, 2018
The Bottom Line: Fun facts about Workaholics!
The Full Story:
Right now, more than 10-million Americans average more than 60-hours of work per week...on purpose. Sure, you get a lot done, but there two sides of this exhausting coin:
- The average American worker receives 13 vacation days every year, but 34% of workers don’t take a single day of that vacation in any given 12-month period.
- Even when people do take vacation days, 30% of people say they worry constantly about work while they are trying to relax.
- Between 1970 and 2006, the average number of hours in a working year for the average American worker increased by a total 200 hours.
- 86% of those who admit to workaholic tendencies state that they feel like they must rush through their day in order to get work done effectively.
- More than half of all workaholics end their workday feeling like they weren’t able to accomplish as much as they could.
- 34% of American adults don’t take their vacation days.
- Workaholic marriages suffer disproportionately more than others. In fact, the divorce rate in relationships where at least one person is classified as a workaholic: 55%.
- Why is being a workaholic a bad idea for you physically? Aside from the stress itself, anyone working 12 or more hours a day is 37% more vulnerable to suffering an injury that is job-related, even in an office environment.