Nov 30, 2019 - 11:23 AM
A recent New York Times article said it bluntly: Your job will never love you back. It’s always going to take more than it gives, and reward you mostly in backhanded and fleeting ways. And despite the endless HR propaganda, workers are among the most disposable of company resources. Healthy quarterly financials are always going to take priority over a healthy company culture.
It is, therefore, no surprise that work is one of the greatest sources of stress in our lives, even if you love your job and work in a nurturing organization. For those not as fortunate, work can be downright hazardous to your health, and, as Stanford business professor Jeffrey Pfeffer has shown, lead to premature death.
Finally, as we near the end of our lives, one of our greatest regrets is having worked too much, whereby we missed out on the truly important events and people in our lives.