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You can retire from the job, but not necessarily its effects

June 9, 2009 | 12:33 pm

Workers It matters whether someone spends his or her working years as a manager or a person to be managed. And it matters long after the job becomes a description tacked onto the word "retired."

UC Davis researchers assessed the connection. From the news release:

"Retirement-aged Americans who held higher-status jobs — such as chief executives, financial managers and management analysts — tend to have the lowest rates of hypertension, while those who had lower-status jobs tend to have the highest rates."

We suspected as much. 

Here's the abstract from the study, published in the June issue of Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

-- Tami Dennis

Photo: If you're worried about your blood pressure, a promotion or two might be the way to go. Credit: Los Angeles Times