According to a new poll, many American workers would be willing to go above and beyond their normal responsibilities at the office… in exchange for double the pay.
“Among a representative sample of 1,000 adults, one quarter of respondents said they would be willing to work every day of the year, according to a survey conducted last month by Capital One Bank,” Yahoo! Finance reports.
In addition, 35% of individuals polled were willing to work all holidays (but wanted to keep their weekends), in exchange for double their monthly salary.
I don’t know about you, but I am going to pass on working 365 days a year in exchange for double the salary, assuming my supervisor ever offered me such a Faustian deal. Leisure time is necessary, and I think it contributes to better performance at work. Even Da Vinci and God took days off to rest and allow the creative juices to replenish. Brilliant article ideas are often hatched over a long weekend.
But working all holidays in exchange for double the salary? Well, that’s an offer I would take. For twice what I make now, I could celebrate New Year’s on the following weekend.
What do you think? Would you trade in holidays, or weekends, in exchange for twice your current pay? Let us know in the comments. Maybe your boss will be reading.
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