The study, by job-search site Monster, surveyed 6,700 people in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, India, the Netherlands and Canada. It turns out the U.S. is only the third-most stressful country when it comes employment. The top spot went to France, where stress has caused 89 percent of workers to either change jobs or consider it. Second place is the U.K. with 76 percent.
Of course, the feeling of stress is subjective, with national, cultural and other factors affecting how workers will register and deal with professional pressures. But there are commonalities. Here in the U.S., according to Monster, the top workplace stressors are supervisor relationships (40 percent); amount of work (39 percent); work-life balance (34 percent); coworker relationships (31 percent); and deadlines (25 percent).
- US | Workers Least Satisfied With Stress and Pay (jobmarketmonitor.com)
- UK / HR workers among the unhappiest
- UK / Half workers see current job as a “stop-gap”
- Work Stress / Associated with heart problems for older workers