Overworked -- and Paying the Price
- In the U.S., 85.8 percent of males and 66.5 percent of females work more than 40 hours per week.
- Americans work 137 more hours per year than Japanese workers, 260 more hours per year than British workers, and 499 more hours per year than French workers.
- Stress is the #1 cause of health problems -- mentally and physically.
- Stress costs U.S. businesses roughly $300 billion a year as a result of absenteeism, reduced productivity levels and employee turnover.
http://quickbooks.intuit.com/r/employees/the-hidden-costs-of-workplace-stress/ and http://20somethingfinance.com/american-hours-worked-productivity-vacation/