Most people would assume that the more hours you put in, the more you get out in terms of money and success against deliverables. However, there are always those workers who exaggerate their working hours to make themselves seem indestructible.
And this was backed by stats listed in The Overestimated Worksheet Revisited report by the Bureau of Labour Statistics. The survey found that employees tend to fabricate the number of hours that they are working by five to ten per cent. The plot thickens. People claiming to have worked more than 75 hours per week (estimated 15 hours per working day) exaggerate by a whopping 33%.
It is possible that workers do this to boost their self-esteem and to prove that they are worthy of their hefty salary. This is mainly due to the fact that in many businesses, it is frowned upon if workers aren’t shackled to their desk until 10pm each night.
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