According to a new study, work stress is more dangerous -- even deadly -- than we might have thought.
Researchers looked at men who were already dealing with heart disease or diabetes -- or had already suffered a stroke.
They found that these guys had a staggering 68% higher risk of early death if they were dealing with work stress.
In the study, this stress was the worst for demanding jobs where the men had little control over their workload. Jobs where guys put in a lot of effort for little reward also ended up creating a lot of stress. (The Guardian)
- It would be a bummer to work hard and march toward retirement, only to conk out early -- especially if you have a job you hate.
- Knowing that life is short, how do you balance toughing things out when you're in job situations you don't love and shaking things up, and moving on to new opportunities? Are you quick to pull the trigger? Or … Are you more likely to stay the course?