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Its Killing Us, Job Stress

We really should all give this concept some thought.  Of all our friends and family members, can you think of how many of them tell you that they are truly happy at their jobs?  My bet is you could count them all on one hand if that. 

Let me refer to a study done in 2009 by Gallop Consulting called "State of the American Workplace"'.  There were many parts to this study of course, but the one of them that we will focus on is "Effects on Employees Physical and Mental Health".  This ties in of course to the state of the economy and this study was done between 2009-2010, we can only imagine that it has gotten worse.  According to the study a leading psychiatrist who discussed the effects of the higher anxiety,  the recession is causing to every employed American today.  Companies and corporations are downsizing and people may be miserable at their jobs but they feel lucky to have them.  However, the constant threat of being laid off or terminated when you have a family to feed is being shown in the level of depression in many working people of this couuntry.

Employees are just not fully engaged in their work and it's showing.  They are losing hope, don't see any "Golden Years" ahead and many work like dogs with no appreciation it's just "expected."  I believe these big corporations have become like enties in themselves with no human feeling or compassion but expelling greed and power and the  people in their control right now who need their jobs are just numbers to them.

Another example is the study done by The American Institute of Stress and mind you this information was gathered in the 1990's.  It was called the NIOSH Report.  How many people were involved I honestly have to say I am not sure however the surveys were done by Northwestern National Life Insurance Co, Yale Universiy, The Families and Work Institute among others.  I find the results very discouraging indeed.

The group was broken down as followed 40% reported that their jobs were extremely stressful, 255 viewed their jobs as the number one stressor in their lives.  Three fourths of the emplolyees feel that workers felt quite a bit or extremely stressed at work.  The facts just keep in coming, and the CEO's just keep on getting richer.

What I an seeing our modern day sweat shops. Lessor vacation times, shorter lunch breaks, costs of medical insurance going through the roof.  When you really stop to think about a generation ago, mom could have been a teacher, dad a fireman and they could afford to buy a decent home and have and provide for two or three children that definiately is not the case and hasn't been for a long time.

The people that are working to help protect us and teach our children, the hard working blue collar workers who build our roads and bridges they can't even afford to go on a decent vacation it they even get the time off.

Yet these Wall Street greedy fat cats are making millions in bonuses and profit sharing for what?  Keeping their  shareholders happy,  nice gig if  you can get it. Our backs are being broken and I believe many new home based business, like Internet Income University will be very big in the future. Many new companies are being family and employee friendly in this field and us hamsters that have been running in that going no where wheel,  maybe get out of the rat race. We may be able to enjoy are homes and families again and have a chance to show our great creativity that Americans have always had but had been snuffed out by fear of losing our incomes, of getting bullied by some uncaring boss.

Let's try a new approach learn new stradigies so we can go to our miserable no where jobs and really say "take this job and shove it".


Street Talk

I can relate with this article. I had to leave 2 jobs in my lifetime because I was stressed and burnt out. Your life comes first and you shouldn't have to dedicate it to a boss. Make the move if you feel the pinch.

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  about 5 years ago

Yes Martin, I can relate, left two jobs myself. The emotional bullying was too much. I do not do well working in shark tanks, not me. We can only control ourselves and we know when it''s time to go and move on no matter hard hard financially. Who wants to work with a boss or colleagues who put their egos or putting down others before the work. Not me!

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  about 5 years ago
Chris51  

I love your article. I know job stress is killing me...

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  about 5 years ago

Thank you Chris, I actually left one that really hurt me financially, but the atmosphere was so negative it got to be too much. I believe Sherry B. has the idea, if you can possibly do your own thing go for it.

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  about 5 years ago

i like your article

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  about 6 years ago
Sherry B.  

Love your article! You hit the nail right on the head! I for one, am tired of being on that wheel that goes nowhere! Eventually, I will step off that miserable wheel and get somewhere :)

Reply
  about 6 years ago
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