Most UK staff failing to get the right work-life balance

Three-quarters
of Britons are working more hours than their contracts state, and for many it
is having a detrimental effect on family life, a survey says.

A
survey of 1,000 people of working age found three-quarters were putting in
extra hours, says internet bank Intelligent Finance.

Nearly
a fifth claim to work more than 48 hours a week and 4 per cent claim to work
more than 60 hours.

Problems
experienced include spending less time with children, as well as sleep, dietary
and lifestyle difficulties. Half of those questioned said they regularly worked
during the weekend and when the working day was supposed to have ended.

Many
others work through their lunch break, and nearly one third take work home.

The
survey comes a week after a report by think-tank The Work Foundation said most
UK workers were happy with their jobs.

By Mike Berry

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