Theres no question that our society has a collective career crisis. Work is killing us. Just consider these facts, lest you think its not a big deal for you: A third of all new illnesses are due to work-related stresses, and each case of work-related major stress, depression, or anxiety leads to an average of 30 working days lost a year (thats six weeks of work!). Work-related stress is second only to back pain in terms of work-related health problems (and stress causes some of the back pain). Yikes.