There's ample evidence that stress and overwork are a toxic brew, leading to a host of possible illnesses, including heart disease. Still, it was shocking when an Ogilvy & Mather advertising employee in Beijiing collapsed at his desk Monday, and was later pronounced dead due to sudden cardiac arrest. After... Read More »
While the Dow breaks new records and corporate profits continue to soar, one large segment of the population is not celebrating: American workers. Not only are millions still struggling with unemployment, but according to a new survey by the American Psychological Association, a significant chunk of those... Read More »
By Chrissy Scivicque
Does it seem like people are always slamming you with impossibly urgent requests? Do you ever feel like you'll only meet your deadlines if you work extra hours or take work home on weekends? Are the demands placed on you so intense that you find yourself wondering how anyone does it... Read More »
By Jim Edwards
Linds Redding, a New Zealand-based art director who worked at BBDO and Saatchi & Saatchi, died last month at aged 52 from an inoperable esophageal cancer.
Redding also kept a blog, and after his passing an essay he wrote about the ad business, titled "A Short Lesson In Perspective," has... Read More »
Hang around in certain circles long enough, and you hear a lot about 70-hour work weeks. Then, after that complaint, you start hearing about 80-hour workweeks, and so forth in the arms race. People claim they fantasize about 60-hour workweeks, billed by some as the new "part-time."
We may feel we're... Read More »
Are you out of work? Or are you overworked, in a career you hate and want out? With more than 84 percent of Americans surveyed saying that they want a new job, chances are that you are unhappy and want something better. What you may not realize is that three words are holding you back. Read More »
Do you feel like your work day never really ends? It turns out the death of the time clock is not a figment of your imagination. According to a new survey released by Good Technology, the average American worker puts in an extra month and a half of overtime each year, just answering work emails and calls at... Read More »
Most of us with full-time jobs don't work nearly as hard as we think we do. Very few people who claim to work 80, 90 or 100 hours a week actually log that kind of time. But in the course of asking people to record the 168 hours we all have each week for my book on time management, I did come across one woman... Read More »