Can anyone shed some light of the issue of overwork?
Ya see, my girlfriend runs a small business from home, which is all good, but she works really crazy hours. Yesterday she worked a solid 20 hour day, got to bed at 8am, got up at 10am and is straight back into it today. Pretty much the same thing, day in, day out. An average working week for her would be around 112 hrs, with around 28 hours sleep.
I think it’s great that she’s so passionate about running her own business and well, the hard work is paying off because she’s doing really well. But I am worried to hell about her health and the long-term effects of working too much. It’s not often stressful work, but does entail sitting in front of a computer almost the whole time.
Now, is this [over]work ethic a fairly common thing in Taiwan? I know people keep stranger hours than back home, but surely it’s uncommon for people to work THAT hard, right?