Its tough at the top as bosses burn midnight oil

The
country’s business leaders are working excessively long hours, with more than
half suffering from work-related stress, a report claims.

A
survey of 870 senior business figures found that 64 per cent work up to 11
hours a day – well above the 48-hour weekly limit in the Working Time
Directive.

Almost
10 per cent worked a six-day week, 17 per cent regularly worked weekends and
just 4 per cent worked four days a week.

The
research, by business consultants Grant Thornton, also highlighted the problem
of workplace stress, with 53 per cent claiming to suffer from the condition.

The
major cause of stress was said to be ‘having too much to do in too little
time’. Other causes included a lack of leadership and personality clashes.

By Ross Wigham

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