In times of economic uncertainty, having a job is a blessing although it can be a nightmare for many workers.
Monday, August 6 2012
Economic crisis.- The present credit crunch has caused a situation that is not beneficial for the lucky ones who hold a job. The shortage of budgets is a reality and many businesses are forced to reduce the number of employees and, consequently, to place a heavy burden on the shoulders of the rest of staff.
Therefore, many people have to fulfill a tremendous amount of work while carrying more responsibilities in order to meet the expectations of their employers. In the meantime, those looking for jobs find themselves reducing their expectations and accepting lower wage rates than they could have done if the economic situation was different.
This labour situation produces higher levels of unhappiness and stress among the workers, this is the conclusion reached by a survey carried out by Gallup-Healthways in the United States and based on the answers of 1000 people. The survey also shows that more than 53% of Americans feel increasingly unhappy about their jobs.
This lack of satisfaction in the workplace is translated into, on the one hand, longer periods of sickness leave and, on the other hand, in many people wishing to return to their workplaces sooner than the recommended time fearing losing his/her job.
The current level of worry about losing a job increases the levels of stress, main reason behind a number of diseases like depressions, high blood pressure or heart failures.