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How many hours does the average person commute per year?How much weight will you gain at your current job?
How many hours will you work in your lifetime?
The answer to all three of those questions is: a lot. These are just some of many depressing facts about the typical job today.
Source: Happiness at Work, Psychology Today
Couples in which one partner spends 10+ hours more than usual at work divorce at twice the average rate
There isn't much job security. On average, Americans hold seven to eight different jobs before age 30.
Source: US Census Bureau
Aside from traffic accidents while commuting, falling from heights is the No. 1 cause of death at work (19%). Being struck by moving or falling objects accounts for 17% of work fatalities
Nearly half of America has gained weight at their current job; 28% have gained more than 10 lbs, 13% have gained more than 20 lbs
64% of Americans canceled vacations last year. One-third did it for work-related reasons even though most felt they were more in need of a vacation than the year before
In the United States, workers take an average of 57 per cent of their vacation days. That means most of us voluntarily give up about 50 per cent of the time off we're legally allowed so we can continue to work instead.
25% of people check into work hourly while on vacation, via email and phone. 59% said they check work during traditional holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving. Basically, work is everywhere.
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