Half Of Americans Workaholics… Suffer Screen Time Eye Discomfort

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Research shows that the average employee logs 7.5 hours of screen time daily, and battles eye pain or discomfort four times in that span.

NEW YORK — As the classic Todd Rundgren song goes, “I don’t want to work, I want to bang on the drum all day.” Yet for many of us, doing anything other than work is simply not an option. A new survey finds that about half of employed Americans (48 percent) consider themselves modern-day workaholics.

Perhaps that number should be higher: the survey of 2,000 employees showed the average American works four hours a week for free, and burns another four hours just thinking about their job. More than half (53 percent) were admittedly stressed out from work while completing the survey.

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So what constitutes a workaholic? Researchers found that worrying about work on an off day, feeling too busy to take a vacation, and checking emails immediately after waking up (something 58 percent of the respondents say they do) were the top three symptoms of suffering from workaholism.

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But nearly three in ten people (28 percent) say their job obsession is more than just a strong desire to succeed — it stems from financial necessity.

The survey, commissioned by The Vision Council, also showed just how much the modern workaholic is looking at a computer, phone, or other digital device. The average participant was found to log 7.5 hours of screen time daily, though 35 percent say they spend more than nine hours each day focused on a screen.




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