Happy worker Men were more than twice as likely to feel extremely comfortable asking for a day off when they needed one, and almost four times as likely to report “extremely positive” well-being. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Employees who have been able to avoid layoffs and furloughs through the pandemic are facing another kind of stress. A new study by Limeade shows that these workers are burned out, much more so than before the pandemic.

Seventy-two percent of workers say they’re feeling burned out, compared to 42% of those surveyed in October 2019. Managers are also feeling stretched thin: 59% said they’re working more than they did before the pandemic, and 72% said they’re under pressure to work even when they’re sick.

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