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Investment Banker Study Chronicles the Negative Effects of 100 Hour Work Weeks

by Editors on February 20, 2012

Have you been able to escape similar negative effects in-house?

A study of a small group of newbie investment bankers who worked an average of 80 to 120 hours a week documents the stress-related toll. About two dozen people were observed over a decade, and every one developed a stress-related physical or emotional ailment, the Wall Street Journal reports. The problems included insomnia, alcoholism, substance addictions, heart palpitations, eating disorders and an explosive temper.

[via: Investment Banker Study Chronicles the Negative Effects of 100-Hour Work Weeks at the ABA Journal]

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