5 Tips For Talking To Your Boss About Stress
We're all guilty taking of taking work home with us at the end of the day— whether that means thinking about your to-do list while making dinner, responding to e-mails on your phone, or actually poring over spreadsheets on your laptop. Related: 3 Reasons For Stress In The Workplace According to a 2013 study, 83% of Americans are stressed out by their jobs, a 10% jump from the previous year. Overwork is just one of the many sources of stress in the modern workplace, and, while we may have accepted constant attachment to Internet-connected devices as a fact of life, we shouldn't accept the stress brought on by a poor work-life balance. In fact, stress is more than just an unfortunate part of the job, it's a safety hazard. According to MySafetySign's 2014 Health and Safety Industry Survey, stress is the most overlooked workplace safety concern, with overwork coming in a close second. Of the health and safety professionals surveyed, 24% of respondents cited stress as the health and safety concern not given enough consideration by superiors, while 20% listed overwork as the top concern.