Monday, May 15, 2006

Top 10 most stressful professions

A survey done in the US found that IT professionals are the most stressful as compared to other professions. Those working in the medicine and caring industry have the second most stressful jobs followed by those in engineering, sales and marketing, education, finance, human resources, operations, production and lastly clerical. From 33 News:
A staggering 97 percent of people working in IT claim to find their life at work stressful on a daily basis.

Four out of five IT consultants feel stressed before they even enter the workplace, in anticipation of another day juggling complaints, pressure from managers and daily targets.

And a quarter of IT experts are under such enormous pressure to perform at work they have taken time off suffering with stress.

The poll also revealed that a third of IT professionals say it is difficult to get the work done when managers are constantly on their backs.

One IT respondent said: “I spend most of my day fielding calls from people who don’t even have a basic knowledge of computers and printers.
The survey also revealed that workload is the number one work stress that these workers faced. Feeling undervalued came second, followed by deadlines, type of work people have to do, having to take on other people’s work, lack of job satisfaction, lack of control over the working day, having to work long hours, frustration with the working environment and targets.


sharlet said...

I think the least stressful must be being in PR. Hehe!

Anonymous said...

No wonder I feel like killing myself eversince I started my IT work.