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By the numbers

The daily grind

Love it or hate it, Americans will spend much of their lives working, with some careers spanning 40 years. With a nod to Harper’s Index, we decided to pay homage to those who toil 9 to 5 and beyond.

Percentage of Boston workers surveyed who say they need coffee to get through the work day: 48

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