Longer Work Day May Increase Heart Attack Risk

American Voicesworkplace ISSUE 47•14 Apr 7, 2011

A new study revealed that people who worked 11 or more hours a day ran a 67 percent greater risk of having a heart attack than those who worked seven or eight hours a day. What do you think?

  • “On the other hand, if I put in those hours, not only can I make partner, but I'll also have saved enough to afford the bypass operation." ”

    Carl Licht –
    Attorney

  • “I work 11 hours a day, but my boss only pays me for eight—what does that do to my heart?"”

    Steve Magnuson –
    Mechanic

  • “Yeah, but when I stop to think about it, shaving a few extra years off my life is a small price to pay to be able to enjoy the nonstop thrills and inner fulfillment of my normal 8-to-8 workday cold-calling elderly people and trying to persuade them to buy supplementary life insurance."”

    Jean Kramer –
    Insurance Salesperson

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