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Cancer ‘less likely to strike the boss’

Cancer 'less likely to strike the boss' : “‘Possible reasons for this include managers being less exposed to cancer risk factors or being able to afford to stop working when their health deteriorates,’ lead researcher Dr Deborah Schofield, from the Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health, said.

Bosses also had a moderately lower risk of developing mental health problems and musculoskeletal conditions.”

Bosses also have more time to manage less, call the shots, can be more flexible in their working hours and deal less with front line issues which just keep cropping up. Your average worker these days is doing a job and a half. The boss doesn’t have to work that hard. If workers are getting sick and have serious illnesses it’s because they have to do too much and manage too much. The boss can control how much they are involved. Yes, we do need to look at how the work place has changed, how jobs have changed and what we can do so that people do not get so sick and so they don’t just walk off into retirement. We are losing so much expertise and young ones can be good but they simply don’t know the complexity of any given position and people who are working have little time to help them along.



Retired Adelaide based professional. Lived here most of my life. I have been a teacher of French, English and German since 1974 and value the capacity of the classroom, wherever that might be, to write on the lives of others.

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