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    steveinbradford wrote:
    albion wrote:
    Herbal Nation wrote:
    It's official; work is bad for you. Work is probably THE greatest source of misery in the world. The Government will always try to convince you otherwise of course, as they seek to prevent you from knowing the truth. They perpetuate the myth that material wealth brings happiness, and sell you the lie that the material is all, when the truth is that we are spiritual beings temporarily clothed in matter, and it is the world of matter that is the illusion. Poverty, of course, can bring misery too, but in my experience (relative) poverty is the lesser of two evils; the misery of poverty being preferable to the misery of work. Having said all that, spiritual advancement can be made via working (hence the Protestant Work Ethic) as *repetition* is the keynote of the Vital Body, which we will need in the coming Age for which we are now being prepared.
    Yes but the rest of us are having to work or pay taxes to keep you.
    I thought you were all for equality so shouldn't you be paying your way rather than sponging?
    I think a tad too much "herbal" there ......! As a former staff development officer, trust me, staff have it WAY easier these days. Go back just 20 or 30 years and there was more corporate bullying, recruitment and career progression was often " if the face fits" rather than fair skills based selection, and youvdid what you were told or you were out! So, those who think it's stressful now...... Think back, or if you're not old enough do some research and you'll soon see it's a luxury having regular employment these days, the problem is stress is caused by greed and poor time management usually.
    The majority of my (legitimate) work experience is from 20+ years ago, but I have absolutely no idea what a "staff development officer" is. Sounds like another one of those made-up jobs. I certainly wouldn't apply for anything that involves any stress!"
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Survey finds that relationships hit by bad balance of home and office

Father-of-three Michael McGrath does continental shifts, working days and nights, so finds it hard seeing the family

Father-of-three Michael McGrath does continental shifts, working days and nights, so finds it hard seeing the family Buy this photo

First published in News Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , T&A Reporter

The personal lives of nearly one in three workers in Yorkshire are suffering because of work pressures, a poll published today has warned.

A survey by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health found 29 per cent of those surveyed in Yorkshire and the Humber said a relationship had been adversely affected by a poor work-life balance, with the two main problems being long working hours and high workloads.

The study of 2,000 people was carried out in the run-up to Valentine’s Day to explore how a poor work-life balance can drive a wedge between partners.

The organisation said people in Yorkshire and Humber are working harder than ever – and seeing their relationships outside work suffer as a consequence.

A straw poll carried out by the Telegraph & Argus in Bradford city centre found an equal mix between those who struggled to balance work and home commitments and those who said they managed a balance with no problems.

Bradford Chamber of Commerce echoed the sentiments made by IOSH. President Harold Robinson said: “Sometimes it can be difficult getting that balance right, especially in these tough times when many are concerned about jobs and bringing in sales and orders.

“Businesses want to see committed and dedicated staff doing their utmost for the cause but not at the expense of their personal relationships. Good employers will support their staff, not only in the workplace but, as far as possible without interference, outside as well.”

  • Read the full story in Thursday’s T&A

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