The Benefit of Benefits
Psychologists at the University of Minnesota have discovered that thinking about money, such as counting out bills, actually reduces peoples’ perception of pain. 1 They also discovered the opposite holds true – being reminded of money you do not have increases the perception of pain. But, here’s the really wild part – even “[m]erely touching cash or even staring at a money-filled screensaver could blunt the impact of hard or painful events.” 2
Modified duty as a cashier just got a lot more interesting.