American jobs are grueling, according to a newly published RAND survey.
For the first time in 2015, the nonprofit think tank asked its nationally representative survey panel about their attitudes toward the workplace. “The portrait that emerges is of a workplace that is taxing on a lot of dimensions,” says Nicole Maestas, an associate professor at Harvard Medical School and the lead author of the study, which was published Aug. 14.
“It’s hectic, fast-paced, and jobs can be emotionally and physically taxing.
”Other burdens, like working under time pressure, were more evenly distributed among those who did and did not graduate from college, though in different forms: Non-graduates were more likely to work at high speeds, while graduates were more likely to face deadline pressure. It’s hectic, fast-paced, and jobs can be emotionally and physically taxing.”
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