Faking it: 80-hour work weeks not always real

Some employees pressured to be ‘always on’: Study
By Liz Bernier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/10/2015

The tension between long working hours and family or personal responsibilities has long been painted as a women’s problem. And while many women find work-life balance a challenge, it’s not exclusive to the fairer sex.  


Many men — particularly those in high-pressure, long-hours work environments — are also struggling to find that balance. But bowing out of 60- or 80-hour work weeks to take flexible hours is not often a widely accepted practice.