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'Extreme' Jobs Force Employees to Make Choices

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'Extreme' Jobs Force Employees to Make Choices

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'Extreme' Jobs Force Employees to Make Choices

'Extreme' Jobs Force Employees to Make Choices

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Two million professionals are working in "extreme" jobs. These are jobs that require more than 60 hours a week of work, often involve extensive travel, tight deadlines and round-the-clock availability to clients.

A study that looks at these jobs finds that most who have them love them. Still, many workers, particularly women, find the hours impossible.