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Top 10 Most Stressful Jobs Top 10 Least Stressful Jobs 1. Inner City HS Teacher 1. Forester 2. Police Officer 2. Bookbinder 3. Miner 3. Telephone Line Worker 4. Air Traffic Controller 4. Toolmaker 5. Medical Intern 5. Millwright 6. Stockbroker 6. Repairperson 7. Journalist 7. Civil Engineer 8. Customer Service/ 8. Therapist Complaint Worker 9. Secretary 9. Natural Scientist 10. Waiter 10. Sales Representative According to Health Magazine http://www.cdc.gov/ulcer/myth.htm MOST STRESSFUL JOBS U.S. President Firefighter Senior Corporate Executive Indy Class Race Car Driver Taxi Driver Surgeon Astronaut Police Officer NFL Football Player Air Traffic Controller http://www.allstressedup.com/strsjobs.html Here are this year's most and least stressful cities, chosen from the 100 largest metro areas. Top 10 Most Stressful Cities Top 10 Low-Stress Cities 1. Tacoma, WA 2. Miami, FL 1. Albany-Schenectady, NY 3. New Orleans, LA 2. Harrisburg-Lebanon-Carlisle, PA 4. Las Vegas, NV 3. Orange County, CA 5. New York, NY 4. Nassau-Suffolk, NY 6. Portland-Vancouver, OR-WA 5. Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI 7. Mobile, AL 6. Ann Arbor, MI 8. Stockton-Lodi, CA 7. Omaha, NE-IA 9. Detroit, MI 8. Norfolk, VA-Virginia Beach, VA-NC 10. Dallas, TX 9. Honolulu, HI 10. Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC "Most of the top-ten stress cities are grappling with high unemployment," said Bert Sperling, president of Sperling's BestPlaces. "It affects the entire community, whether you have a job or not. Rising unemployment has been tied to increased crime, and declining tax revenues force reductions in social services that affect young and old alike." http://houseandhome.msn.com/Move/TheMostandLeastStressfulCities.aspx Top ten most stressful jobs in the UK based on physical and psychological stress, and job dissatisfaction (Source - *Source - Robertson Cooper 01/06/2004) Physical health Psychological health 1 Ambulance 1 Social services, providing care 2 Teachers 2 Teachers 3 Social services, providing care 3 Fire brigade 4 Customer services (call centre) 4 Ambulance 5 Bar staff 5 Vets 6 Prison officer 6 Lecturers 7 Management (private sector) 7 Clerical and admin 8 Clerical and admin 8 Management (private sector) 9 Police 9 Prison officer 10 Teaching assistant 10 Research (academic) http://www.yourfavouriteshop.com/Catalog/Mind/whitenoise/distant-thunderstorm.htm Top 10 time management tips • say no to extra tasks • allow 10% of your time for unforeseen tasks • don't take responsibility for other people's workload • start a job only when you have time to finish it • delegate, delegate, delegate • be brief on the phone • don't waste time chatting in the corridor • start meetings on time • avoid time wasters • prioritise, prioritise, prioritise. http://www.channel4.com/health/microsites/0-9/4health/stress/saw_manage.html Britain's 20 most stressful jobs* 1. Prison officer 8. Fire fighting 16. Linguist 2. Police 9. Dentistry 17. Film producer 3. Social work 10. Mining 18. Professional 4. Teaching 11. Armed forces sport 5. Ambulance 12. Construction 19. Catering/hotel service 13. Management industry 6. Nursing 14. Acting 20. Public transport 7. Medicine 15. Journalism *Based on research assessing 104 jobs, by Professor Cary Cooper at the University of Manchester's Institute of Science and Technology, in 1997. getting worse More than 60% of the 104 jobs assessed by Professor Cooper's team showed increases in stress levels from 1985 to 1997. The top 20 most stressful jobs scored an average 6.5 out of 10 on the stress scale. Prison officers scored 8.8 – up from 7.5 in 1985. Librarians, on the other hand, scored only 3.3 – up from 2.0 in 1985. http://www.channel4.com/health/microsites/0-9/4health/stress/saw_work.html In a national survey released today, nearly half of Americans surveyed listed New York (46%) as the country's most stressed out city, followed by Washington, DC (27%). Among respondents' least stressed out cities were Boston and Philadelphia (1%) and Cleveland and Pittsburgh with less than one percent of the vote. http://www.tristatenews.com/cgi- bin/articles/exec/view.pl?archive=2&num=138&printer=1 Determinants of current job tenure: a cross country comparison http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~pns2/tenozuknew.pdf A comparative study of perceived job stressor sources and job strain in American and Iranian managers http://ppv.ovid.com/pt/re/apps/abstract.00011877-200207000- 00008.htm;jsessionid=Cpb8DBm6qtKBF0FMPEmKaGCiDwjz4iJAK2a2R7GQjI2fciEy C3ij!1792175395!-1062720925!9001!-1 Spector, Cooper et al. (2001) in their comparison of 24 countries found that at the country mean level, collectivism was associated with externality in locus of control. Furthermore, countries in which people were external tended to score high in job strains. Combining these findings with the general control literature, we would expect that Iranians would perceive less control, leading to the first hypothesis: Hypothesis 1: Iranians will be more external in their work locus of control than Americans. Because Iranians are more external than Americans, we would expect their perceptions of the workplace and their strains to differ, leading to the second hypothesis: Hypothesis 2: Iranians will perceive more stressors and experience more job strain than Americans. http://web31.epnet.com/externalframe.asp?tb=1&_ug=sid+6081374D%2DA3C7%2D400 F%2DA169%2DBB9763249CDA%40sessionmgr6+dbs+psyh+cp+1+0B33&_us=frn+1+ hd+False+hs+False+or+Date+fh+False+ss+SO+sm+ES+sl+%2D1+dstb+ES+mh+1+ri+ KAAACB2C00123791+861C&_usmtl=ftv+True+137E&_uso=%5F0&fi=buh_6832266_ AN&lpdf=true&pdfs=&tn=&tp=PC&es=cs%5Fclient%2Easp%3FT%3DP%26P%3DAN %26K%3D6832266%26rn%3D1%26db%3Dbuh%26is%3D0269%2D994X%26sc%3D %26S%3D%26D%3Dbuh%26title%3DApplied%2BPsychology%253A%2BAn%2BInte rnational%2BReview%26year%3D2002%26bk%3DS&fn=1&rn=1&bk=S&EBSCOCont ent=ZWJjY8Pe9HePqLdruevra6Gmr4CPp7aFpKy5f6KWxpjDpeCu0NrorJ3j4LTdpO++ 6NkA&an=6832266&db=buh& “Stress is simply the adaptation of our bodies and minds to change; and change, as we noted, is about the only constant left in the workplace.” Peter G. Hanson, M.D. "Pressure and stress is the common cold of the psyche." Andrew Denton http://www.stresslesscountry.com/stressquotes/index.html No one dies from working too hard. But when people don't get any recognition in their work, the stress of that lack of control can kill them. - Barrie S. Greiff http://imt.net/%7Erandolfi/StressQuotes.html "Life Change Unit" Stress Ratings Did you know any change - good or bad - means stress; and that the more intense the change is, the greater its impact? A standard scale to rate change and its related stress impact has been developed. Commonly referred to as the LCU Rating (or Life Change Unit Rating), here's what it looks like: Stressful Event LCU Child leaving for college 28 Major change in eating habits 29 Vacation 29 Job promotion 31 Major change in sleeping habits 31 New romantic relationship 32 Breaking up 35 Troubles with co-workers 35 Changing jobs 38 Major change in living conditions 39 Major purchase 39 Troubles with boss 39 Major dental work 40 Injury or illness that hospitalized you or kept you in bed a week or more 42 Marital reconciliation 42 Accident 44 Marriage 50 Major change in health or behavior of family member 52 Miscarriage or abortion 53 Marital separation 56 Job demotion 57 Loan or mortgage foreclosure 57 Decreased income 60 Pregnancy 60 Divorce 62 Death of brother or sister 64 Getting fired 64 Death of parent 66 Death of spouse or child 105 Now that you are aware of some of the LCU ratings, exactly how much stress are you under? Are you experiencing any symptoms? http://www.bestliquidvitamins.com/stresstips.html BEST WORKING ENVIRONMENT: 1) Mathematician 2) Computer systems analyst 3) Statistician 4) Hospital administrator 5) Historian WORST WORKING ENVIRONMENT: 246) Taxi driver 247) NFL football player 248) Race car driver 249) Firefighter 250) President of the United States BEST INCOME: 1) NBA basketball player ($1,495,986) 2) Major league baseball player ($1,401,354) 3) NFL football player ($801,970) 4) Race car driver ($476,586) 5) Surgeon ($257,219) http://departments.juniata.edu/csmath/topjobspage.htm WORST INCOME: 246) Maid ($15,210) 247) Waiter/waitress ($15,171) 248) Cashier ($14,278) 249) Child care worker ($14,250) 250) Dishwasher ($11,110) LEAST STRESS: 1) Medical records technician 2) Janitor 3) Forklift operator 4) Musical instrument repairer 5) Florist MOST STRESS: 246) Taxi driver 247) Race car driver 248) Senior corporate executive 249) Firefighter 250) President of the United States The NIOSH report on the left is an excellent resource that cites the following: • 40% of workers reported their job was very or extremely stressful; • 25% view their jobs as the number one stressor in their lives; • Three fourths of employees believe that workers have more on-the-job stress than a generation ago; • 29% of workers felt quite a bit or extremely stressed at work; • 26 percent of workers said they were "often or very often burned out or stressed by their work"; • Job stress is more strongly associated with health complaints than financial or family problems. http://www.stress.org/job.htm
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