Most employed Americans work more than 40 hours per week

And they’re earning less than ever, according to this depressing infographic.


When I was your age, I trekked 26 miles uphill through the snow to get to work and … yadda, yadda, yadda.

Excuse me, Grandpa, but kindly can it. I would gladly make that walk if it meant working a mere 35 hours a week.

Sadly, those were the days of yore, otherwise known as the ’70s.

That’s the story painted by this infographic from Online MBA, which indicates that the ghosts of employment past punched the clock far less than us current working stiffs—and they made more money doing it.

In 2012, the average workweek is 46 hours and income is $51,000; in 1970, employees typically made $59,000 a year—adjusted for inflation—working an average of 35 hours a week.

No wonder we’re so stressed.

Take a look below and see the effects that our work schedules take on our health and happiness, and what it’s costing employers.

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