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17 seriously disturbing facts about your job

17 seriously disturbing facts about your job
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The average American spends 90,000 hours at work over their lifetime.

The average American spends 90,000 hours at work over their lifetime.

Source: Happiness at Work by Jessica Pryce-Jones

But 87% of Americans have no passion for their jobs.

But 87% of Americans have no passion for their jobs.

And 80% of US workers are outright dissatisfied with their jobs.

And 80% of US workers are outright dissatisfied with their jobs.

One University of North Carolina study showed that half of marriages in the US with a workaholic spouse end in divorce — compared to 16% of marriages without one.

One University of North Carolina study showed that half of marriages in the US with a workaholic spouse end in divorce — compared to 16% of marriages without one.

A third of managers in the UK say they're losing their sense of humor because of work.

A third of managers in the UK say they

Source: Quality of Working Life report from Chartered Management Institute and Workplace Health Connect

And nearly 60% say their jobs are making them insomniacs.

And nearly 60% say their jobs are making them insomniacs.

Source: Quality of Working Life report from Chartered Management Institute and Workplace Health Connect

The average American spends more than 100 hours commuting every year.

The average American spends more than 100 hours commuting every year.

And a quarter of Americans say work is their No. 1 source of stress.

And a quarter of Americans say work is their No. 1 source of stress.

In the US, stress from work is estimated to be the fifth-biggest cause of death.

In the US, stress from work is estimated to be the fifth-biggest cause of death.

In Japan, hundreds of Japanese workers die every year from "karoshi," or death by overwork. That might involve suicide or simply dropping dead at their desks.

In Japan, hundreds of Japanese workers die every year from "karoshi," or death by overwork. That might involve suicide or simply dropping dead at their desks.

Women earn 80% of what men are paid in the US, and that gender wage gap isn't on track to close until 2119.

Women earn 80% of what men are paid in the US, and that gender wage gap isn

Source: AAUW

The wage gap even more pronounced for women of color. Hispanic women were paid 54% and black women were paid 63% of what white men were paid in 2016.

The wage gap even more pronounced for women of color. Hispanic women were paid 54% and black women were paid 63% of what white men were paid in 2016.

Source: AAUW

Nearly half of America has gained weight at their current job; 26% have gained more than 10 pounds, 11% have gained more than 20.

Nearly half of America has gained weight at their current job; 26% have gained more than 10 pounds, 11% have gained more than 20.

Americans used 17 vacation days on average last year, less than the average of 20 vacation days they used in the 1980s and 1990s.

Americans used 17 vacation days on average last year, less than the average of 20 vacation days they used in the 1980s and 1990s.

And the majority of Americans don't even use all of their vacation days; there were 705 million unused days off last year nationwide.

And the majority of Americans don

That might not be changing for the better anytime soon, as 40% of millennials say they "feel guilty" for using all of their vacation days.

That might not be changing for the better anytime soon, as 40% of millennials say they "feel guilty" for using all of their vacation days.

Source: Randstad

And even when employees do go on vacation, 42% of them say they feel the pressure to check in with their offices while they're gone.

And even when employees do go on vacation, 42% of them say they feel the pressure to check in with their offices while they

Source: Randstad

Alyson Shontell contributed to a previous version of this post.

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