The glossies agree with us

Organisations found they could get rid of people, but not get rid of work. And because you had to work, you just felt lucky to have a job. And if you wanted to get promoted, you had to be there.

The November 2010 issue of a glossy magazine called Fashion was on the table in our dentist’s waiting room. It contained a weirdly good article about how we work too hard and why.

The article doesn’t seem to exist online so we scanned it.


Robert Wringham is the editor of New Escapologist. He also writes books and articles. Read more at

One Response to “The glossies agree with us”

  1. Kate says:

    Hi – very relevant article to me I am really struggling with my work life balance at the moment. Work is doing the “take one for the team” guilt trip so that they don’t have to replace my collegue who is leaving. I think I will draw myself up a few rules and stick to them.
    Many thanks for posting this up I don’t feel so guilty now!

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