Working from home ups risk of exhaustion


Workers with existing “conflict” between their work and home roles tended to end the day much more tired than those who made sure there was a clear separation of the two.

Working from home might be touted as the solution for those seeking ‘work-life balance’, but a study indicates it leaves many exhasted trying to juggle both at the same time. An American academic, Professor Timothy Golden, said the experience often proved counter-productive, with home-workers caught between the demands of the office and the demands of family life.


Microsoft’s Chinese Factory Workers Treated Like ‘Prisoners’

Microsoft Chinese workers

Some of the workers making computer accessories for Microsoft at a Chinese factory

Showing Chinese sweatshop workers slumped over their desks with exhaustion, it is an image that Microsoft won’t want the world to see.  Employed for gruelling 15-hour shifts, in appalling conditions and 86f heat, many fall asleep on their stations during their meagre ten-minute breaks. (Pics)

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