Fewer hours, same performance, better life?

From the NY Times, one in the eye for the US fetish of working 270 hours a week, 60 weeks of the year.

Men who quietly worked “only” 50 hours a week performed just as well (according to their reviews….) as those who overtly creamed their pants over working up to 80 hours.

There is an overtone here that the 50 hour guys were somehow cheating the system, by prioritising working close to home and spending time with their families. Really, it just sounds like common sense to me. In the USA though, it’s a revelation.

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