Work: the extreme sport!
This is the price tag or personal cost: Nearly 60 percent of extreme workers believe that their career undermines their relationship with their children. And, 50 percent say their work interferes with their sex life.
Hewlett says few women hold extreme jobs because they can't pony up the 70-hour workweeks.
"How long can we sustain this souped-up version of the American dream?'' Hewlett asks. "Our research captures the allure of these jobs, many of which are to die for. But extreme jobs come with extreme risk to individuals and corporations."
For more information on Hewlett's organization and research, visit www.worklifepolicy.org.