Everyone working in this world wants promotion i.e. higher position in his/her field.
But a study conducted by British scientists disclosed that job promotion can be risky for ones health, and leave them substantially less time to visit their physician.
Economics and psychology scientists at the University of Warwick in central England discovered that promotion on average produces 10% more strain, and leaves up to 20% less time to visit the doctor in the event of sickness.
The researchers examined the assumption that an improvement in job position results in better health because of an increased sense of confidence.
While analysing data collected in Britain involving 1000 individual promotions, from 1991 to 2005, they found no proof of improved physical health after promotion.
However, those who were promoted to higher ranks had a significantly greater mental strain.
Moreover, there was on average a 10% decrease in peoples mental health after a job promotion.
Researcher Chris Boyce stated, Getting a promotion at work is not as great as many people think. Our research finds that the mental health of managers typically deteriorates after a job promotion, and in a way that goes beyond merely a short-term change.
“There are no indications of any health improvements for promoted people other than reduced attendance at GP (General Practitioner) surgeries, which may itself be something to worry about rather than celebrate.”