Job Stress

Over the past few decades, many people are hearing more
about job related stress. With many households depending on
duel incomes, people are working more and having less
leisure time. Many claim that has contributed to
such illnesses as heart disease, depression, gastric
problems, exhaustion, and many other related illnesses.
This paper will focus on the background issues surrounding
stress; as well as, the steps that need to be taken by one’s
self and the employer.
According to The Random House Dictionary, stress is
defined as “physical, mental, or emotional tension.” Job
stress occurs when demands are imposed upon the workers in
which they can not meet ...

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reported that they
are rushed to get things done resulting in high stress
levels. Today, that number has increased to one-third of
the American population claiming they are rushed on a daily
basis (Schor, 1991, p.11).

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Prolonged severe stress can cause emotional depression,
the exhaustion stage is not depression, but a physical
process. Long-lasting excessive stress can cause a variety
of physical illnesses. Among them: high blood pressure,
ulcers, colitis, arthritis, diabetes, stoke, and heart
attack. The same type and level of stress can effect
individuals differently. It depends on the person’s
physical condition (age, sex, genetic predisposition) and on
certain external factors (diet, or treatment with certain
drugs or hormones) as to the physical or emotional suffering
that will occur. The weakest link in a chain breaks down
under stress, even though all parts are equally exposed to
it (Bensahel, Goodloe, and Kelly, 1984, p. 130). ...

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in back and head muscles, and not being to relax
(Bensahel et al., 1984 p. 136).
Tiredness becomes more apparent in the third stage.
There is more disturbance in bowel functions as well as
stomach pain. Muscles become more tight and there is an
increased feeling of tenseness. Individuals usually
experience sleep problems and have a feeling of faintness.
For individuals suffering stress to this stage, medical
attention is advisable. Unless one reduces the demands
causing stress, more serious problems will arise in the
later stages (Bensahel et al., 1984 p. 136).
At stage four, one can experience problems getting
through the day. Once-pleasant activities ...

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