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posted by janrinok on Wednesday March 27, @10:26PM   Printer-friendly
from the beatings-shall-continue-until-morale-improves dept.

American workers who have more flexibility and security in their jobs also have better mental health, according to a study of 2021 survey data from over 18,000 nationally representative working Americans.

The study, published Monday in JAMA Network Open, may not be surprising to those who have faced return-to-office mandates and rounds of layoffs amid the pandemic. But, it offers clear data on just how important job flexibility and security are to the health and well-being of workers.

[...] Overall, the study's findings indicate "the substantive impact that flexible and secure jobs can have on mental health in the short-term and long-term," the researchers conclude.

They do note limitations of the study, the main one being that the study identifies associations and can't determine that job flexibility and security directly caused mental health outcomes and the work absence findings. Still, they suggest that workplace policies could improve the mental health of employees.

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  • (Score: 3, Funny) by epitaxial on Thursday March 28, @04:28AM (1 child)

    by epitaxial (3165) on Thursday March 28, @04:28AM (#1350628)

    And then everyone stood up and clapped.

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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by JoeMerchant on Thursday March 28, @11:19AM

    by JoeMerchant (3937) on Thursday March 28, @11:19AM (#1350660)

    No, that would have been when I negotiated my starting pay at the grocery store up from $3.35 to $6.00 per hour, while most staff had 2 years experience and was being paid low to mid 4s. Within a week of me starting they all got raises to $6 or more. I was very popular/ well liked after that, except with the assistant manager whose bonus took a hit.

    Key to that negotiation comes down to an argument I had with AsstMgr later,: "maybe you don't need this job?", "Maybe I don't."

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