Phillip Lasker, "Australa World Leaders in Working Overtime", ABC Lateline Business.
"Did you know that in 2009 the majority of Australian employees did not take all their annual leave entitlements? Yet, only one in five of us are happy with the hours we work, with most of us expressing a desire to work less. This year's national Go Home On Time Day on November 24 is focusing on the notion of 'time poverty', something which what has been referred to as a 'modern malaise'. Our survey found that half of all Australians are suffering from time pressure, with overwork preventing us from keeping healthy and spending time with family. Half of all survey respondents wanted to work fewer hours than they had worked in the previous week. For those working overtime, four in five (81 per cent) wanted to work less."
The Australia Institute, Long time, no see: the impact of time poverty on Australian workers.I know, I know - you'd all love to post comments on these matters but don't have the time. I understand.