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Get A Dog, Don’t Work Like One by James Banting

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1 Why Do We Over-Work and Under-Play?

Aim

Changes in our working patterns, corporate culture and a host of related business forces have given rise to the endemic over-work affliction. Our behaviour at work and what we now consider to be normal are very different from a generation ago. We need to understand the impact on our mindset if we are to be prepared to fight for what we want.

We hear it again and again: ‘It's not that I hate my job but I am working far too long, don't feel in control and am not achieving what I want from life.’ The notion of having enough quality time with friends and family, reading a book, taking it easy in front of a good film, etc. seems to be a dream that doesn't get any closer for many as the demands of 21st-century ...

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