Are you a work addict or hard-working?

New measurement tool allows employees to gauge their compulsion
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/15/2012

Derek LaCroix has helped many distressed members of the legal community deal with overwork and work addiction. Often they are forced to seek help because they’ve become erratic or offensive at work and are causing staff turnover, said LaCroix, executive director of the Lawyers Assistance Program (LAP) of British Columbia in Vancouver.

“They are still high billers, but they just aren’t getting along with people and nobody can work with them,” he said.

Some are able to do their job but have no life outside of work, along with relationship issues. Many are exhausted and have other addiction or mental health issues.