Why We Glorify Neglecting Our Wellbeing In The Workplace


It’s a classic humble-brag in the hospitality industry and it comes in a hundred different and ever more dramatic forms: ‘I haven’t taken a single sick day in five years.’ ‘I once broke four fingers / sliced my hand open / passed out at work and I stayed to finish the shift.’ ‘I’ve worked fifteen days in a row with maybe three hours of sleep a night.’ When people say these things they’re most often greeted with admiration, praise and a variation of ‘you’re exactly the kind of person I want working in my kitchen / hotel / company!’ It’s [...]