DANGEROUS LEVEL OF WORKAHOLISM STILL THE MOST ATTRACTIVE TRAIT IN POTENTIAL EMPLOYEES

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ANEW STUDY by the Con­sor­tium of Bri­tish In­dus­try has re­vealed that the trait com­pa­nies are most look­ing for in potential employees is a health-threat­en­ing level of workaholism. Of the 1000 em­ploy­ers in­ter­viewed, 953 put the will­ing­ness to sac­ri­fice fam­ily and health in favour of mean­ing­less ac­tiv­ity on be­half of the com­pany as the num­ber one char­ac­ter­is­tic they look for when re­cruit­ing.

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“It’s sim­ple mat­ter of busi­ness eco­nom­ics,” said Jeremy Phat­beats, a busi­ness­man who em­ploys 70 peo­ple in his party bal­loon com­pany.

“Like most com­pa­nies, I don’t want to spend more money than I have to on employees. So, when it comes to the crunch, I just want some­one mak­ing and pack­ing bal­loons for eleven, twelve hours a day.”

Frank Hat­man who owns a man­age­rial busi­ness con­sul­tancy was in agree­ment, and made it clear that he ex­pected all his employees to sac­ri­fice health.

“A worker’s health shouldn’t be some­thing that they’re pas­sion­ate about,” he said. “In fact, as I speak, I can see some­one hav­ing a heart-at­tack at his desk and he’s still putting the fin­ish­ing touches to a spread­sheet. That’s the kind of ded­i­ca­tion I ex­pect from my staff.”

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Af­ter dangerous lev­els of workaholism, the study found ‘un­ques­tion­ing obe­di­ence’ and ‘rev­er­ence for man­age­ment’ as the sec­ond and third most im­por­tant char­ac­ter­is­tics an em­ployer looks for.

‘Qual­i­fi­ca­tions’ and ‘job-com­petance’ came thirty-fourth and thirty-fifth, just be­low ‘be­ing pre­pared to pay for the cakes out of their own money.’

TIRED: Em­ploy­ers value com­mit­ment over employees’ health.

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