From The Department Of Duh: Higher-Paid Professionals Have More Work-Related Stress

A new study from the University of Toronto confirms what we already sort of knew: Well-educated professionals report that their work interferes with their personal lives much more frequently than people with less education or in a different job category.

Essentially, the researchers say, this is “the stress of higher status.” You want to be editor-in-chief of Big Glossy Magazine? Prepare to let it take over your life—no more kids’ softball games for you.

In the same study, the researchers did turn up a surprising fact: nearly half of the 1,800 Americans surveyed bring their work home with them “sometimes” or “frequently,” reflecting the fact that we just don’t know when (or how) to quit.

The study appeared in the December 2009 issue of American Sociological Review.