As the productivity of U.S. workers has soared in recent years, many employees feel the amount of work they're doing is becoming onerous...
As the productivity of U.S. workers has soared in recent years, many employees feel the amount of work they’re doing is becoming onerous, according to a telephone survey of more than 2,600 people.
Sixty percent said they’re fine with their hours and overtime, but less than half (47 percent) said they’re OK with the amount of work employers expect them to handle.
And 80 percent said companies are expecting too few workers to handle too much work.
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The findings come as corporate America appears to be slowly expanding payrolls, shaking off a period in which a tepid business recovery prompted most employers to keep their worker counts static.
Yet, most on both sides of the paycheck say companies aren’t likely to add legions of new workers.
Three-quarters of employees and employers said that even if the economy were to sizzle, workers will be asked to continue their heavy loads.
The results are from 2,639 interviews conducted by Randstad North America, the Atlanta-based subsidiary of Dutch staffing giant Randstad.