Shift Work Can Have Negative Impact On Overall Well-Being of Employees

By  //  January 17, 2016

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The impact of shift work on health

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Shift workers, such as doctors, flight attendants, bartenders and police officers have been found to be at a greater risk of certain chronic diseases. (MNT Image)

Medical News Today — When Dolly Parton sang of working 9 to 5, she expressed concern for people barely getting by with a hard life of routine that only seems to benefit the boss.

But what about all those people working less conventional hours, including night shifts? Shouldn’t Ms. Parton be just as concerned about their welfare?

Shift work has its own demands that set it apart from jobs with traditional working hours.

Shift work has its benefits; it can be more convenient from a child care perspective, is sometimes better paid and can allow workers time for other activities, such as study.

However, the medical and scientific communities are continually reporting that shift work can increase the risk of certain disorders and have a negative impact on the overall well-being of employees.

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CLICK HERE to read the complete story on MedicalNewsToday.com that reports on the aspects of shift work that could possibly be behind these findings and what people working shifts can potentially do to lower their risks of various health problems.

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