ITMPI FLAT 004
Main Menu
Home / Career / You Can Work Yourself to Death

You Can Work Yourself to Death

Sohaila Abdulali shares research in an article for the Guardian that indicates the unsurprising finding that too much work can put you in an early grave. The research looked at over 2,200 adults in their 60s over seven years. It found that “those in high-stress jobs with little control over their workflow die younger or are less healthy than those who have more flexibility and discretion in their jobs and are able to set their own goals as part of their employment.” Additionally, people with challenging jobs who received less autonomy in how they did their work were found to be 15.4 percent more likely to die than those with more autonomy.

The irony is that having this knowledge is probably only going to make you stress out even more. Ah, well. At least the end is nigh. You can view the full article here: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/oct/21/stressful-jobs-can-kill-study

About John Friscia

John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

Check Also

The Rise of Botnets in the Age of IoT

One of the greatest dangers to future (and current) cyber security is botnets. This short …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Sorry, but this content
is for our subscribers only!

But subscribing to ACCELERATING IT SUCCESS is FREE and only one click away!
Join more than 40,000 IT Professionals and get the best IT management articles to your mailbox with Accelerating IT Success!

Unsubscribe at any time