If you’re stressed by cuts in bonuses, lack of opportunity for career advancement, unrealistic job expectations, long hours and feeling undervalued, you’re not alone.
According to a Summary of the American Psychological Association’s Stress in the Workplace Survey in March, 2011:
“More than one third (36 percent) of workers said they typically feel tense or stressed out during their workday and almost half (49 percent) said low salary is significantly impacting their stress level at work. Twenty percent report that their average daily level of stress from work is an 8, 9, or 10 on a 10-point scale.”
With cuts due to the recession, many employees are experiencing significant stressors at work, such as excessively high workloads, unrealistic expectations, a lack of control over their work day and expectations that they complete work tasks at which they are inexperienced or unqualified.