Is this the end of male overachievers’ love affair with work?

By Beth Kowitt

24 Mar 2023 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

Corporate America's workaholic culture faces a pandemic-induced shift. Bloomberg delves into the potential impact on the gender pay gap and opportunities for women in high-paying roles.

In pretty much all societies, one of the big perks that comes with wealth is that the richer you are the less you work.

But in a bizarre twist of American exceptionalism, a defining mark of U.S. corporate life is not just its obsession with overwork but its reverence for it. The higher up the ladder you climb, the more hours you're expected to willingly put in - and the higher the premium you'll be rewarded for it.

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