A Canadian study has found that being boss may have its own perks, but takes a heavy toll on mental and physical health.
University of Toronto researchers used data from 1,800 U.S. workers and found that most of the workers in higher positions reported being stressed and that they had conflicts with co-workers. They also said work interfered with the harmony of their domestic life
"Were it not for their greater exposure to interpersonal conflict at work and work-to-home interference, individuals with higher levels of authority would tend to report fewer physical symptoms, symptoms of psychological distress, and less anger," said researcher Scott Schieman, a professor of sociology.
However the health issues seemed trivial when compared with the power and pay being received by bosses. The details of the study are reported in the journal Social Science & Medicine.