If stressed workers could be easily identified, then the problem of stress could be more readily addressed. However, many variables exist when it comes to determining which workers are stressed, especially since individuals handle stress differently, or consider certain tasks more stressful than others performing the same activity.

Some people thrive under the pressure of corporate management, while others avoid that same pressure at all costs. On the other hand, jobs that are low-key and monotonous, such as assembly line positions in a factory, would cause high-energy people more stress than taking on corporate challenges.

The environment also plays a key role in stress. For example, a policeman patrolling a high crime area in an inner will experience more stress (generally) than one serving in a small rural town.

How Many are Stressed?

While different people stress for different reasons, the real question is how many workers are showing signs? In short, more than you may realize.

  • Financial pressures are impeding the job performance of nearly one out of four employees by their own admission, and almost as many employers report substantial losses in productivity as a result.
  • As many as 24 percent of American workers say they experience distractions at their jobs due to personal financial issues, according to a 2014 PricewaterhouseCoopers survey on Employee Financial Wellness. (2)
  • Stress over finances at the workplace affects 60 percent of younger millennial workers—those born in the early 1980s through the early 2000s.
  • High-earning individuals making $100,000 a year or more also report experiencing financial stress at work, busting the myth that such problems are only experienced by low-income, unskilled employees

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