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Working overtime: Good for the wallet, but bad for the heart

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By Katie Moisse

Working overtime increases your risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), according to a report published May 12 in the European Heart Journal.

Using data from a study called Whitehall II, which followed 6,014 British civil servants for an average of 11 years between 1991 and 2004, researchers examined the risk of CHD in people who did not work overtime compared to their workaholic office-mates. Those who worked three hours or more extra per day had a 56 percent higher risk of heart-related problems, including angina (chest pain resulting from a temporary lack of blood to the heart) and heart attacks.

"Our findings suggest a link between working long hours and increased CHD risk, but more research is needed before we can be confident that overtime work would cause CHD," said lead author Marianna Virtanen, from the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, in a prepared statement. The link was independent of several better-known risky behaviors such as smoking, being overweight, having high cholesterol or having a type A personality.

"One plausible explanation for the increased risk could be that adverse lifestyle or risk factor changes are more common among those who work excessive hours compared with those working normal hours," said Virtanen. It's also possible that the chronic stress associated with working long hours adversely affects metabolic processes, she said.

Roughly half of the study subjects didn't work overtime. But 21 percent worked one extra hour, 15 percent worked two extra hours, and 10 percent worked three hours or more extra per day.

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http://www.scientifi...e-wa-2010-05-11

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I wonder if that depends how well you enjoy the job. Ten hours spent doing something you enjoy won't do you as much harm as 10 minutes doing something you hate


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I wonder if that depends how well you enjoy the job. Ten hours spent doing something you enjoy won't do you as much harm as 10 minutes doing something you hate

well, I would use that as an excuse not to do dishes, but........ :rofl:

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For me and all salaried (exempt) employees, overtime really does nothing for the wallet. I am not eligible for overtime. So, that tells me that I ain't eligible to work it. Although sometimes one just can't quite get around a long day in the office. But we usually get to offset that another time. Work-life balance is fortunately taken very seriously where I work.

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I wonder if that depends how well you enjoy the job. Ten hours spent doing something you enjoy won't do you as much harm as 10 minutes doing something you hate

i wonder how the above report will impact overtime in the porn industry. :innocent:


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You're fortunate. My goal is to find a place like this someday. Or work for myself. ;)

The philosophy in our firm, one of the reasons I joined because it matches with mine, is that your staff will take care of your business if you care about theirs. I am a particularly liberal manager with my staff in this regard and I've literally got a waiting list of great people in the organization wanting to work on my team. We are widely regarded as one of the best functioning units with the best functioning shop on campus. I'll stick my neck out for my people and I have no worries about them getting the job done and getting it done right. The ROI on taking care of one's staff is not well understood in too many places in this country. I've worked for a couple of those in years past and promised myself not to do that again.

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What's going to happen when we can't find jobs on the Street anymore? Guess what: We're going to take yours. We get up at 5am & work till 10pm or later. We're used to not getting up to pee when we have a position. We don't take an hour or more for a lunch break. We don't demand a union. We don't retire at 50 with a pension. We eat what we kill, and when the only thing left to eat is on your dinner plates, we'll eat that.


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What's going to happen when we can't find jobs on the Street anymore? Guess what: We're going to take yours. We get up at 5am & work till 10pm or later. We're used to not getting up to pee when we have a position. We don't take an hour or more for a lunch break. We don't demand a union. We don't retire at 50 with a pension. We eat what we kill, and when the only thing left to eat is on your dinner plates, we'll eat that.

The guys making these statements don't work for the salaries being paid at the job I work, much less for the salaries my staff is making. I actually work very closely with these types and I ain't shaking in my boots. :no:

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The guys making these statements don't work for the salaries being paid at the job I work, much less for the salaries my staff is making. I actually work very closely with these types and I ain't shaking in my boots. :no:

:lol: i am surrounded by wall street types out here. they're my friends, my cousins, my neighbors and half the people i work with today have "done time" on the street in the last decade. yeah, i don't take it too seriously either. they're legends in their own minds but nowhere else.

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