(STUDY FINDS) -- NEW YORK — As the classic Todd Rundgren song goes, “I don’t want to work, I want to bang on the drum all day.” Yet for many of us, doing anything other than work is simply not an option. A new survey finds that about half of employed Americans (48 percent) consider themselves modern-day workaholics.
Perhaps that number should be higher: the survey of 2,000 employees showed the average American works four hours a week for free, and burns another four hours just thinking about their job. More than half (53 percent) were admittedly stressed out from work while completing the survey.
So what constitutes a workaholic? Researchers found that worrying about work on an off day, feeling too busy to take a vacation, and checking emails immediately after waking up (something 58 percent of the respondents say they do) were the top three symptoms of suffering from workaholism.
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