If you read a report in the Daily Mail today one would think this is the case, but then it is in the Daily Mail; a paper not known for looking on the bright side of life or in praising someone, unless they are royalty or close to royalty.
It is a fact that many people do spend long hours at work, and many think they are hard done by in the remuneration stakes (even those earning more than £100k a year). But is it really moaning or just a gentle gripe because they feel depressed.
What with the weather, the current commute to London and the press giving such a negative outlook on the UK is it any wonder people feel depressed, if not suicidal.
However there may be good reason to feel aggrieved about your lot, maybe you are working too many hours, even more so if your daily commute is taken into account; to make you feel worse add your commuting time to your daily hours and then work out your real hourly pay. Why not go all the way and deduct your work related costs as well, including season ticket, car parking, coffee, newspaper, books, suits, clothing, cleaning costs and probably the biggest cost of all the socialising after work. Before deducting these costs remember this money is after you have paid tax and NI, so add that onto the amount. Free budget planner here.
Is it possible that you could work locally for a lot less money and actually be better off both financially and personally, leading to a healthier life style and more time with your family, friends and golf clubs?
Maybe it is time to talk to us about your future and see if there is an alternative to the daily grind and moans.