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You've Heard of Quiet Quitting.
What About 'Overemployed'?
Sep 13, 2022 12:14 PM CDT
You've Heard of Quiet Quitting. What About 'Overemployed'?
That workplace trend is about people working 2 jobs in secret
- This year's buzzword about the workplace is "quiet quitting" —generally described as workers deciding to do the bare minimum for their employers. But the CBC and Sidekick explore a trend that's close to the polar opposite in terms of work ethic. It involves people working two...
Have Had It
Sep 13, 2022 8:23 AM CDT
15K Nurses in Minnesota Have Had It
They hope 3-day strike will give them the upper hand in contract negotiations
- Some 15,000 nurses in Minnesota have walked off the job in what the
calls "the largest strike of private-sector nurses in US history," with some of 15 affected hospitals preparing for delays despite efforts to recruit traveling nurses. The three-day strike, which began Monday, comes...
Working Too Many Hours
Is Killing 745K a Year
May 17, 2021 12:06 PM CDT
Working Too Many Hours Is Killing 745K a Year
'Working 55 hours or more per week is a serious health hazard,' researchers say
- Working too many hours in a week is a massive health hazard that kills an estimated 745,000 people worldwide—and the problem is getting worse, according to a new World Health Organization study. The WHO says that compared to a standard working week of 35 to 40 hours, working...
This Firm Cut Its Workweek to
4 Days, With Surprising Results
Nov 4, 2019 9:35 AM CST
This Firm Cut Its Workweek to 4 Days, With Surprising Results
Microsoft Japan's monthlong experiment saw a nearly 40% boost in productivity
- Japanese employees are known for their work ethic, to the point where it can often be excessive: As CNBC notes, there's even a term there—"karoshi," or "death by overwork"—that has cropped up due to workers dying on the job . Yet Fox News reports...
270 Vote-Counters Die From
'Overwork' After Huge Election
Apr 29, 2019 10:00 AM CDT
270 Vote-Counters Die From 'Overwork' After Huge Election
So says an elections commission rep in Indonesia
- A cost-cutting measure during Indonesia's elections season seems to have been a fatal one. Reuters notes that this year's day at the polls on April 17 was the first time the nation merged its parliamentary and national votes with the presidential one, mainly to save money. That move,...
Bosses Publicly Apologize
for Worker's Early Lunches
Jun 22, 2018 8:33 AM CDT
Bosses Publicly Apologize for Worker's Early Lunches
Japanese worker sometimes left 3 minutes early, was penalized
- If you occasionally left work for lunch three minutes early, would your bosses A) ignore it, B) tell you to knock it off, or C) dock your pay and hold a televised press conference to apologize for your misconduct? If the answer is C, you may be an employee of...
French Baker Who 'Worked
Too Hard' Fined $3.7K
Mar 16, 2018 3:36 AM CDT
French Baker Who 'Worked Too Hard' Fined $3.7K
He violated law saying bakeries must close one day a week
- Is France unfairly punishing hardworking business owners? Or protecting people from overwork? Opinions are split in the case of Cedric Vaivre, the baker who wouldn't take a break. Vaivre, who runs the only bakery in the northern French town of Lusigny-sur-Barse, population 2,000, has been fined $3,700...
'Pushed to the Limit':
Blamed on Overwork
Oct 11, 2017 11:50 AM CDT
'Pushed to the Limit': 23-Year-Old's Death Blamed on Overwork
Japan's labor standard office certifies another karoshi victim
- The Japan labor standard office has determined that the suicide of a 23-year-old man who worked at Tokyo's new Olympic stadium construction site stemmed from overwork, and therefore his family was eligible for government compensation, the AP reports. Hiroshi Kawahito, a lawyer representing the victim's family, said on...
Japanese Woman Dies
After Working Almost
Nonstop for Month
Oct 5, 2017 8:37 AM CDT
Japanese Woman Dies After Working Almost Nonstop for Month
2013 death of reporter Miwa Sado only now getting attention
- Japanese reporter Miwa Sado averaged five hours of overtime per day during a month in the summer of 2013 while covering Tokyo metropolitan government elections as well as a national House of Councillors election. It all proved too much. Sado, a 31-year-old who worked for public broadcaster NHK, died of...
Charged in Worker's Suicide
Jul 8, 2017 9:08 AM CDT
Japanese Company Charged in Worker's Suicide
Matsuri Takahashi, 24, killed herself after several months at Dentsu
- The Japanese company that employed a young worker who killed herself from "overwork" will face charges, reports the Jiji Press . Top advertising agency Dentsu faces charges of violating labor standards related to illegal overtime in the case of Matsuri Takahashi, 24, who threw herself from one of the company'...
Japanese CEO Quits
Dec 29, 2016 12:21 PM CST
Japanese CEO Quits After Overworked Employee's Suicide
Matsuri Takahashi isn't only victim of 'karoshi,' or 'death from overwork'
- "It's 4am. My body's trembling. I'm going to die." That was reportedly one of Matsuri Takahashi's tweets not long before she killed herself last year by leaping from a dorm at Dentsu, the ad company where the 24-year-old worked, per the
New York Times
Aug 1, 2016 9:03 AM CDT
Japanese Literally Work Themselves to Death
'Karoshi' demises are often from suicide, heart attack, or stroke
- Work-life balance is the American worker's goal, but for Japanese employees, work and life may be one and the same. The
takes a look at Japan's toil-til-you-drop culture, where 12-hour days are typical and there's even a word ("karoshi") that means "death...
Goldman Sachs to Interns:
Take It Easy, Go Home at 12am
Jun 18, 2015 3:51 PM CDT
Goldman Sachs to Interns: Take It Easy, Go Home at 12am
And don't come back before 7am, Goldman Sachs says in new work-hours policy
- When Moritz Erhardt, a 21-year-old Bank of America intern in London, died two years ago after reportedly putting in 72 hours straight at work, the banking industry turned the spotlight on its notoriously rough hours. Bank of America, for instance, suggested its junior workers take at least four weekend days...
Tied to 'Risky'
Apr 10, 2015 3:25 PM CDT
10-Hour Workdays Tied to 'Risky' Drinking
Study: Those who work 48-hour-plus weeks 11% more likely to be a heavy drinker
- That extra glass of wine you're downing every night after you've put in a 10-hour workday could be because … of that 10-hour workday. A review of 61 studies across 14 countries (for a total of more than 330,000 subjects) linked working more than 48 hours a...
Jul 1, 2014 8:51 AM CDT
Stress Kills 600K Chinese Yearly: Report
Regulator who died working called 'model'
- Brutal work schedules and stressful lifestyles have put China in the midst of what Bloomberg calls an epidemic:
China Youth Daily
has reported that some 600,000 people die every year due to overwork, while China Radio International has put the figure at 1,600 a day. Bloomberg zeroes in...
Woman Tweets About
30-Hour Workday, Then Dies
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Dec 22, 2013 7:00 PM CST
Woman Tweets About 30-Hour Workday, Then Dies
Mita Diran was 'going strooong' ... and then she wasn't
- It's not just banking : A copywriter for ad agency Young & Rubicam Indonesia collapsed last Saturday and died the next day, and fingers seem to be squarely pointed at two potential culprits: overwork and "Thai Red Bull." As Gawker reports, Mita Diran, who had worked for the...
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