a study has shown that working more than 55 hours a week is not healthy and may lead to dimentia !
Long working hours may raise the risk of mental decline and possibly dementia, research suggests.
The Finnish-led study was based on analysis of 2,214 middle-aged British civil servants.
It found that those working more than 55 hours a week had poorer mental skills than those who worked a standard working week.
The American Journal of Epidemiology study found hard workers had problems with short-term memory and word recall.
“ This should say to employers that insisting people work long hours is actually not good for your business ”
Professor Cary Cooper
University of Lancaster
never told my boss that working fewer hours would be good for business - just made sure that i never overdid the overtime bit . usually took the extra hours worked off whenever possible - i knew what was good for the business even before the study came out !
i should apply for an increased pension for having had so much foresight !