Wednesday, May 12, 2010
And the awful truth for most employees is that overtime kills you. According a research by British scientists which monitored more than 10,000 civil servants over a period of 25 years, overtime ruins the condition of the heart.
The findings are published today in The European Heart Journal. Apparently hard workers quite easily add another three to four hours to a full working day, increasing their probability of heart problems by 60 percent.
People who clock off on time do not have an increased risk of heart-related illnesses. So all those election promises no doubt made by the British Conservatives and many of the Dutch parties during election campaigns to get rid of civil servants could actually be good for their health...)