Tuesday, May 18, 2010

News Break.


"People who regularly put in overtime and work 10 or 11-hour days increase their heart disease risk by nearly two-thirds, research suggests." - BBC News

Yikes. I wonder what the statistics are on people who work in the film industry where a 12+ hour day is considered standard practice.


3 comments :

Michael Taylor said...

Another fine example of "science" finding a way to quantify the obvious -- and if 12 hour days are bad, how about the 14 hour days that typify cable shows?

Ah well, at least those long hours provide lots of opportunity to hoover down all the high-fructose, trans-fat-laden, heavily processed crap at the craft service table...

Art said...

Hmm, wonder how much of the stats are based on people who hate their jobs, or mostly just sit and stress all day?

A.J. said...

Michael - Exactly. I was going to look on the bright side and assume the study doesn't apply to us since we get a decent work out every day from wrapping cable and carrying stuff, but then I remembered the crap we eat on set...

Art - According to the article, they're not quite sure why there's an increased risk of heart disease in people who work a lot of OT, but I can't think of a job where you're constantly putting in extra hours without being a little stressed. If it's not stress from the job, it's stress those hours are putting on your personal life.

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