At last — good news for slackers. Workaholics aren't such great employees after all.

A testing firm known as PsychTests asked 1,385 people to fill out its Type A personality test. When the data was processed, workaholics did not fare especially well.

PyschTest's advice to those who conduct job interviews: Think twice before hiring a self-identifying workaholic. They tend to work for the sake of being busy and productive rather than achieving objectives for the employer in a team fashion, and they don't take very good care of themselves while they're at it.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.