No Wonder You Feel Weak at the End of the Workweek

Submitted Thu, 07/24/2014 - 8:42am by BossFrog

The 9-to-5, 40-hour workweek. What a quaint concept.

If you’re fortunate enough to have a full-time job, you know that actually working 40 hours has gone the way of maps, landlines and movie rental stores.

Atlanta-based Premiere Global Services Inc. received more than 600 responses to its survey last month, and the most shocking -- yet least shocking -- finding was that 88 percent claimed to work more than 40 hours.

Another sign of the times: just over seven in ten have to take work home at least once a week.

Want to feel more depressed? Two-thirds eat lunch at their desk, 60 percent commute more than 30 minutes each, with a quarter traveling over an hour, and 71 percent say they work more than they really want to.

Since the survey was called “Take Back 60,” two-thirds said they would either exercise or spend more time with their family if they could work 60 minutes less per week.