Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Job-Related Stress Drops 23 Percent From 2000

SAN FRANCISCO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Your job may be hard work, but your workplace is 23 percent less stressful since 2000.

That’s according to a new survey by Rachelle Canter, author of Make The Right Career Move (Wiley).

For instance, only 16 percent of American employees say job stress has made them yell at a co-worker, compared to 29 percent who made that claim in 2000.

Meanwhile, 22 percent say they’ve been driven to tears because of workplace stress, down from 23 percent in 2000.

Other stats worked out from the survey include....

  • 8 percent say workplace stress has made them physically violent, compared to 10 percent in 2000.

  • 10 percent claim their parking lot isn’t safe, a two percent decrease from seven years ago.

  • 1 percent admit they’ve hit a fellow employee, a 50 percent decrease from 2000.

    Finally, some violent behaviors have increased because 16 percent say they’ve destroyed furniture at work, up 2 percent from 2000.

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