The Culture of Overwork

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Colloquialisms about “sweatshops” and being “worked to the bone” by an employer are, of course, hyperbolic if taken anywhere near literally, at least in the United States, which has a robust set of laws and regulations aimed at preventing the exploitation of workers.

Nevertheless, it is certainly true that the cultures of many companies tacitly demand a level of commitment and dedication that leaves their employees feeling burned out, overworked, and even taken advantage of.

Ironically, it’s often white-collar and highly paid professionals who suffer under this culture as opposed to low-wage workers, who probably first come to

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