In the United States, workers work among the longest, most extreme, and most irregular hours; have no guarantee to paid sick days, paid vacation, or paid family leave; and pay more for health insurance…

Sharing is Caring!

I see lots of stressed out faces in the American workplace. Seems like a conspiracy against us. Just sayin’.

Article is “The Way We Work Is Killing Us”, with the author of Dying for a Paycheck

My colleagues and I looked at 10 different workplace exposures and their effects on health—things like economic insecurity, work-family conflict, long work hours, absence of job control. We found that they account for about 120,000 excess deaths a year in the United States, which would make the workplace the fifth leading cause of death and costs about $190 billion dollars in excess health costs a year.

We found that workplaces are a source of the health crisis, which is being observed all over the world, as health care costs are rising. The irony is, of course, that most of what we’re doing at work that’s making people physically and mentally ill is also not helping companies or economic systems.

My friend, Nuria Chinchilla, a business professor in Barcelona, says, “You live in a country where everybody talks about valuing life. Yet what they only seem to care about is just the beginning and the end of life, not the middle.”


“You live in a country where everybody talks about valuing life. Yet what they only seem to care about is just the beginning and the end of life, not the middle.”

George Carlin felt very much the same way.

See also  150 workers in the RED STATE OF TEXAS fired for refusing to take vaccine! Republican governor offers no relief!
See also  U.S. workers quit jobs at record levels: Study

 

h/t The_In-Betweener

1,413 views

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.