Have you ever gotten into an office building elevator on a Monday morning? It feels like a thunder cloud hovering above a sea of frowns and briefcases. Now compare that to a Friday morning, when each person looks as though they’ve gotten the best news of their lives as they ascend to tackle their last weekday.
Why such a discrepancy?
Three words: the work week.
Having a good work ethic is one of the founding values of our country. But when is it too much?
We ran a survey to find out just how many of our members feel like they fall into the infamous “Workaholic” category. Here are the results.
Are You a Workaholic?
For some people, work composes the majority of their life. They eat, breathe, and sleep their livelihood.
Others prefer to have more of a work-life balance. We asked Survey Junkie members whether work comprised most of their time. Here was the answer:
The majority of members said that work doesn’t comprise the majority of their time or mental energy. Still, a large percentage (38.69%) are consumed by what they do for money.
Even so, that doesn’t necessarily mean that they consider themselves ‘workaholics.’
Over three-quarters of respondents don’t consider themselves to be workaholics, even though work comprises the majority of their time.
Still, companies are trying to figure out the best way to structure the week to afford their people more work-life responsibility. In New Zealand, one company tested out a trial four-day work week. They reportedly said it increased their employees’ productivity, giving them more of an opportunity to deal with personal stuff at home and work stuff at work.
Whether or not anything like that passes in the states is to be determined… For now, most of our respondents reported having at least a 40 hour work week.
How do you compare to other Survey Junkie members? Do you feel like you have a good work life balance?