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15 Seriously Disturbing Facts About Your Job

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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.

80% of people are dissatisfied with their jobs

The average person spends 90,000 hours at work over their lifetime.

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

Source: Forbes

There isn't much job security. On average, Americans hold seven to eight different jobs before age 30.

Source: US Census Bureau

Sources: Quality of Working Life' report from Chartered Management Institute and Workplace Health Connect

More than 13 million working days are lost every year because of stress-related illnesses.

Each year, the average American spends over 100 hours commuting

Source: Psychotherapist Bryan Robinson, Counselor Magazine

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

Women make only 77.5 cents for every dollar that men earn

Source: College Times

15% of director-level women have slept with their bosses -- and 37% of them got promoted for it

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

Source: CareerBuilder

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

Source: USA Today

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.

Source: USA Today, Xobni survey via CNN Money

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