Work less for a bigger bonus

Despite sacrificing time off with family and friends to toil away in the office, a separate report from the US-based campaign Project: Time Off discovered that long-working office martyrs were less likely than their peers to have received a bonus in the last three years.

“We actually find that people who take more time off — 11 days or more — are more likely to get a raise or bonus than people who take 10 or fewer days,” says Katie Denis, lead researcher at Project: Time Off. “So if you’re not getting ahead — and we find no correlation between hours worked and getting ahead — then what are you doing it for?” 

Don’t fall into the trap; sacrificing family and friends for the office grind can cost you dearly in so many ways; long term health, volunteering, time to eat good food and ethical shopping. All this ultimately negatively feeds back into your job; less personal success, a lower ability to pick and choose employers and reduced ability to work long term.