Two weeks ago, we talked about the importance of health and how it can impact your job. This week, I want to tease out the inverse scenario. That being, when your job creates poor health, or at least when your job doesn’t encourage good health.
For many of us in industrialized societies, working just 40 hours per week sounds fairly pleasant. Even as countries like Germany taunt their ability to offer workers 28 hour work weeks, an increasing number of American workers are staying at work well over 45 hours per week. Often dipping into the 50’s, 60’s, or even higher! Depending on the job, that may not be so bad on your health, but there are an overwhelming number of jobs where even 40 hours is considered dangerous to your health. Unfortunately, just up and quitting a job isn’t a solid plan for most of us. So, aside from leaving your job, what can you do?! [Read more…] about Your Job and Your Health