Workers take worries home at weekends

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ALMOST three in four workers lose more than three hours every weekend worrying about work, a survey suggests.

A study of 2,000 British adults, conducted by Populus, showed the biggest worriers were aged between 25 and 34 and lost more than four hours a weekend worrying.

Sunday night blues hit 53 per cent of workers who worried on the eve of the working week – but 13 per cent also worried about their jobs on a Friday night.

The most common causes of work worry are concerns about job security and the threat of redundancy.

The research was carried out for the employment group ­Engage for Success.

A spokesman for the group said: “Many people are experiencing real concern about job security, which is understandable in the current climate, but in almost equal numbers, ­British employees are worried they aren’t realising their full potential or that their man­ager doesn’t recognise their ­talents.”