Monday, February 18, 2008

Tired? Emotional? Overworked?

Apparently eight out of ten people who work in the travel and tourism industry are regularly working "beyond contract" - in other words: extra work for no pay.

The Chartered Management Institute also says on average senior managers are giving 40 days per year to their employer for free.

Around 35% are putting in the extra hours just to keep up with the demands of work, but a remarkable 43% are doing it for love by choice. The survey shows an extra 1 hour 18 minutes is worked every day.

Bosses will be able to take some heart from the survey when they learn that only 2% of those questioned said they blamed their own managers for the increase.

Health Warning: 54% of managers reckon the long hours means they are unable to exercise.

More from the Quality of Life survey. Unfortunately the CMI did not drill down into different parts of the sector.

Kevin May, editor, Travolution

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2 comments:

Alex said...

I would write a sensible comment but I am too tired, have too much to do and worry that by expressing my feelings I may be showing too much emotion

People Power Granny said...

I grew up with an alcoholic father. Now I'm married to a workaholic. I write about this in my post at peoplepowergranny.blogspot.com tonight. Please vote in my poll on how you co-exist with such people. Also do you see similarities in substance addiction and work addiction?