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Crabby at Work? Blame Long Hours

Posted Jun 21, 2007 7:49 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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People who feel guilty about working long hours have more stress, more conflicts with co-workers, more burnout, and more physical problems such as headaches and backaches.

Those are the findings of Florida State University management professor Wayne Hochwarter, the Miami Herald reports. He surveyed 700 employees in a wide range of occupations and found about half feel guilty about their long hours.

The findings resonate with Fort Lauderdale attorney Joseph Goldstein, who says he usually doesn’t leave work until after 8 p.m. But guilt prompted him to miss a day of work to spend time with his sons playing miniature golf and racing go-karts.

''Everyone works a lot,'' he told the newspaper.


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