Search Firm Finds More Women 'Workaholics'

More women executives -- 35% -- define themselves as workaholics than their male counterparts- - 22%. But the reality is that male executives who consider themselves to be workaholics work, on average, three more hours per week than the average 57 hours worked by their female workaholic counterparts. The just-released survey by Exec-U-Net, the Norwalk, Conn., Internet-based center for executive career management, also found that more than half -- 52% -- of the females with salaries between $150,000 and $199,000 considered themselves to be workaholics compared to just 22% of the male executives in that same salary range. Why the wide gap in perception? "Women strive for a greater balance among family, work, and personal interests," says Dave Opton, Exec-U-Net's executive director. "Some. . .may truly be addicted to work, but others may be expressing frustration with time demands because they value a more balanced lifestyle."

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