What's worse than a boss who doesn't do anything? A boss who works so much, it makes his reports feel like they're slackers if they leave before dinnertime.
Do you work more than you need to, more than your corporate overlords require, even after you have plenty of money in the bank? If so, a new study might explain why you're sacrificing your leisure.
For many of us, work is more than just a way to pay the bills. It's a big part of our identity, perhaps the foundation of our social life, and the major way we use our time. With workdays growing longer, and the separation between work and personal life growing ever thinner, it's increasingly hard to tell if we're just doing what we need to do, or letting work take over our lives completely.
Want to keep work from eating your entire life? Keep an eye on your daily habits. Little things can add up to unhealthy patterns that make you less productive and less happy -- both at work and at home.
In the olden days before smartphones and Wi-Fi, it was easy to tell workaholics from normal busy people: workaholics were the ones who never stopped working. Now that many of us are always sort of working, well, the distinction is harder to make.