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Graduates can expect long hours

Published: Thursday, 06 December 2007   Category: Life after graduation

Students preparing to start their first graduate jobs should brace themselves for long hours and hard work, according to a report.

The research, conducted by realbuzz.com, revealed that four out of ten workers in Britain claim to be working more than 60 hours a week, while three quarters of employees say that their work has a bad impact on their free time.

Realbuzz.com marketing director, Fiona Gibbins said: "It's staggering to see how strongly the British public feels about work impacting on their free time and ultimately getting in the way of them enjoying a pastime."

Only five per cent of people surveyed said that they currently have enough free time and 52 per cent said that their work severely affects their home life once a week or more.

Meanwhile, student finances have been unaffected by the credit crunch, according to the Nation Union of Students (NUS).

The NUS says that the financial arrangements of the intake at universities this year have not been greatly disturbed by the poor financial climate.

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