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					JOB STRESS
  UNIT 2
          JOB STRESS
• LIST TOP TEN MOST STRESSFUL JOBS
• GIVE REASON FOR THE RANK……
      MOST STRESSFUL JOBS
•   U.S. President
•   Firefighter
•   Corporate executive
•   Race care driver (Indy class)
•   Cabdriver
•   Surgeon (including E.R. surgeons)
•   Astronaut
•   Police Officer
•   Pro football player
      MOST STRESSFUL JOBS
             (cont)
•   Air traffic controller
•   Highway patrol officer
•   Public relations executive
•   Mayor
•   Jockey
•   College basketball coach
•   Advertising account executive
•   Real estate agent
             JOB STRESS
• Characteristics of the job environment
  which pose a threat to a person
• Occurs when work demands exceed
  workers abilities to cope….BALANCE.
     ―Why‖ factors in job stress
• Job complexity/difficulty of work
       -overload
      -under load
• Decision-making/responsibility
      -physical danger (safety)
      -shift work (night vs. day—internal clock)
• Role ambiguity/confusion
      -What am I doing here?
     ―Why‖ factors in job stress
              (cont.)
• Interpersonal stress
      -Does anyone care?
      -no ―support‖network
• Career advancement
      -Where am I going?
      -Job security (lay-offs, age
            discrimination)
  CONSIDERATIONS WHEN
 SELECTING A JOB/CAREER
• Environment
     -indoor/outdoor
     -average work week (hours)
     -gender
• Income
     -salaried
  CONSIDERATIONS WHEN
 SELECTING A JOB/CAREER
         (cont.)
• Outlook for future
      -job security
      -advancement opportunities
• Physical (body) demands
• Mental demands
• Stress factors
      -too much or lack of
      -commission
      -by the hour
   CONSIDERATIONS WHEN
  SELECTING A JOB/CAREER
          (cont.)
• Travel Opportunities
• Geography
     -where is the job located?
• Education
     -college degree
     -vocational degree
     -willingness to get an education
          MY FUTURE JOB
• 1. What do you want to do for a job when
  you ―grow up‖?
• 2. What are your specific strengths,talents,
  etc., that would contribute to your being
  successful at this job?
• 3. What ―training‖ or additional schooling
  is needed to obtain this job?
 Comment on these job selection
  factors as they pertain to you.
          Explain ―why‖
• Environment-Big vs. small town climate.
      -Geography
• Money – How important?
• Time – How much time are you will to spend
  working?
• Anticipated Stressors – what will make the job
  especially difficult?
 Comment on these job selection
  factors as they pertain to you.
      Explain ―why‖ (cont)

• Anticipated Rewards from this job

• Outlook for future, travel opportunities, etc.
•   TOP TEN STRESSFUL PROFESSIONS
     –    IT
     –    Medicine / Caring Profession
     –    Engineering
     –    Sales and Marketing
     –    Education
     –    Finance
     –    Human Resources
     –    Operations
     –    Production
     –    Clerical
•   TOP TEN WORK STRESSES
     –    Workload
     –    Feeling undervalued
     –    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
     –    Targets
•   TOP TEN COLLEAGUE IRRITATIONS
     –    Seeing others not pulling their weight
     –    Managers changing their minds about what they want doing
     –    Lack of support from managers
     –    Pressure from managers
     –    Feeling put-upon by managers
     –    Interruptions by colleagues
     –    Interruptions by managers
     –    Bullying behavior by managers
     –    Lack of support from colleagues
     –    Bullying behavior by colleagues
 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/Complaint Worker   8. Therapist




9. Secretary                           9. Natural Scientist


10. Waiter                             10. Sales Representative

				
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