Amazon! What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You…Slower

Check out this week’s article from The Nation’s here.  Online retailers like Amazon are well known to keep such a fast pace and long hours that they literally work their employees to death.

The Nation article lets us in on some mind-blowing research…but, we all kinda knew deep down, right?

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  • The countries putting in the least time of work are generally the most productive
  • 94% percent of professional workers in the US log 50 hours a week or more
  • Those who put in 55 hours a week performed WORSE at cognitive functions than those that worked 40 hours

WOW!  I job shared for 8 years and experienced this first-hand. Although I only worked 3 days a week, I put in around 30 hrs those 3 days but, I never felt exhausted, burnt out, or brain drain. At the exact moment, I would have felt that my incredible partner would take over so I could unplug for a full 4 days. THAT is why job sharing is so incredible for employees and companies.

Job sharing is a solution that offers employers the 24/7 work coverage needed while employees unplug, rest up and come back to work re-energized.

One of the major benefits of job sharing is that each partner works toward their strengths with a stronger skill set together than they could ever have on their own.  They have a partner to brainstorm creative solutions with and actually have enough space from work to come up with ideas for work on their off time for FUN. Really.

If you are an HR professional or manager, Work Muse can help you create a work environment that leverages job sharing to attract and retain diverse talent and increase productivity and engagement.  Learn more here and email us to schedule a complimentary consultation.

If you want the most rewarding experience of your professional life and your best opportunity for real work-life balance, Work Muse can help you enter the world of job sharing. Learn more here and email us to schedule a complimentary consultation.


Melissa Nicholson is the Founder & CEO of Work Muse, a job share solutions firm. Job sharing is a partnership between two people to share the responsibilities of one full-time position. Work Muse drives adoption of job sharing in business as a source of competitive advantage while helping individuals find work-life balance. Join the #JobshareRevolution here –– events, resources, and relevant content to empower you in work and life! For more info, hello@workmuse.com.

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