Women tolerating high levels of stress

Kerry Simmons Press Release 3 mins

Women are putting up with high levels of stress and unhappiness in the workplace, with new research revealing that 70 per cent ranked their stress levels at five or higher out of 10.

The findings from global management consultancy Lee Hecht Harrison Penna also showed that almost half (52 per cent) of women worked at least one additional hour per day, while a similar proportion (51 per cent) would not seek the same kind of career if they lost their job tomorrow. 

“This research indicates that women are tolerating higher levels of stress and unhappiness at work than they should be,” said Mel Barclay, head of career transition at Lee Hecht Harrison Penna. “Of course, feeling pressure at work is somewhat inevitable, but we shouldn’t accept that full-blown stress or unhappiness at work is just a given.

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