Are you a Workaholic? - WNEM TV 5

Are you a Workaholic?

Posted: Updated:

Eda Kalkay characterizes herself as an "engaged workaholic". It's a new term for people who work long hours, not because they're driven by unhealthy compulsion, but because they love their jobs and want to stay ahead.

"The economy today is really adding an entirely new level of pressure to the, to the workforce," Kalkay said.

Are you a workaholic? Researchers developed a new scale to help you figure it out. Some of the questions include how often do you:

• Hear others tell you to cut down on work?

• Become stressed if you aren't working?

• Think of how you can free up more time to work?

• Spend less time enjoying leisure activities because of work?

If you answered "often" to many of those questions, you could be a workaholic.

"It's definitely a red flag for people." There's this perception that if I lose my job I'm never going to get a job again that makes people more of a workaholic," Psychologist Elizabeth Lombardo said.

Lombardo says she's seeing a lot more patients who are stressed about work and they are blaming the economy.

Copyright 2012  WSFA 12 News.  All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Body found outside Great Lakes Bay Health Center

    Body found outside Great Lakes Bay Health Center

    Saturday, May 27 2017 5:04 PM EDT2017-05-27 21:04:05 GMT

    The body of a man has been found in Saginaw Saturday afternoon. 

    More >

    The body of a man has been found in Saginaw Saturday afternoon. 

    More >
  • Breaking: Missing man has memory issues, needs medication

    Breaking: Missing man has memory issues, needs medication

    Sunday, May 28 2017 1:25 PM EDT2017-05-28 17:25:51 GMT
    William “Bill” Brown (Source: Family)William “Bill” Brown (Source: Family)

    William “Bill” Brown, 85, was last seen near his home on the northeast side of Midland on Saturday afternoon.

    More >

    William “Bill” Brown, 85, was last seen near his home on the northeast side of Midland on Saturday afternoon.

    More >
  • One person arrested in home invasion that left a woman critically injured

    One person arrested in home invasion that left a woman critically injured

    Sunday, May 28 2017 11:46 AM EDT2017-05-28 15:46:23 GMT

    One person has been arrested in connection to a home invasion that left a woman badly injured. 

    More >

    One person has been arrested in connection to a home invasion that left a woman badly injured. 

    More >
Powered by Frankly
WNEM
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2017, WNEM; Saginaw, MI. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.