According to a new survey out from Staples Advantage (yes, that Staples), it was actually women who were looking to move for hard-charging, type-A reasons. They were more likely to leave to get a higher salary and to find more challenging work, when compared to men.
"Every woman I know, particularly the senior ones, has been called too aggressive at work," Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg told The Guardian last year. Sandberg's bestseller, "Lean In," became a beacon for female leadership in the corporate world.
On the flip side, men were more likely to leave to find a stable business—and a flexible work schedule.
We're all overworked, that's not a surprise: About half of all employees work more than eight hours a day. Men report working more than a full day slightly more often than women, 51 to 47 percent.
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Still, the survey shows that women are more "type-A" about it, and they are more likely to complain about the extra hours and feeling burned out. Men, however, were more likely just eat it and shut up, continuing to work after they got home on weeknight and weekends.