You’re expected to work beyond eight-hour days
Unless working more than eight hours a day is in your job requirements or essential for your profession, you shouldn’t be expected to stay late or come in early, according to experts. “Studies have shown that people who typically work long hours over an extended period have a higher risk of experiencing depression,” says Dr. Mendez. “Ways to manage the toxic 24/7 work expectations include self-care by taking a rest from work. [This] opens opportunities for fresh thinking, creating, and effective problem-solving.” She recommends giving yourself the permission you crave to take a break, turn off your phone, and get home at a healthy hour in the evening. Here are three stories about weird workplaces that might make your job seem more bearable.