There seems to be more job stress as employees try to keep from being laid off.

@zebra2222 (4897)
United States
December 25, 2007 12:48am CST
The stress for ever greater production has taken its toll in the work place. While CEOs and other top executives rake in huge bonuses and pay, the blue collar and white collar workers that are on the lower echelon seem to be burying the brunt of longer hours and reductions in pay. Job stress becomes more evidence as the employer talks about downsizing and laying off workers.
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@subha12 (18462)
• India
26 Dec 07
you are absolutely right.l this I have already noted. we get the stress to work more and are not paid well at all. I can get an idea how much the copmpany earns on my work and how small do they pay me. its really bad as I think.
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@coffeebreak (17824)
• United States
4 Jan 08
Yep - job stress is huge. Thing is we can't do anything about it. These employers want one person to do the job of 3 - while only paying 1 salary. And they will get it cause people have to work. There should be a law against employers taking advantage of employees but of course that will never happen. So instead of the employer doing the right thing, they abuse the employee and then complain when the employee has a break down and files for workman's comp.
@zebra2222 (4897)
• United States
4 Jan 08
Unfortunately, there are many employers that engage in unfair practices. These employers are setting up their company for failure. The best companies value their employees. They emphasize good employee relations and are usually very successful.
@JJ4Ever (4704)
• United States
27 Dec 07
This is so true, especially where I work. The company is all about the numbers. If you're not showing numbers, they'd much rather you not show at all. It's difficult because while we're not making the "big bucks" like everyone else, we're still having to do the most work to make other people look good. They say good things happen to good people, but it's not paying off right now. If we continue to work hard, who knows...maybe we will be at the top some day. People don't always have the time to wait around for things like that to happen, though. Of course, another trend nowadays is for society to want to get something for nothing. In other words, we're prone to want to make so much money for doing absolutely nothing. I don't think this is right either, but there's got to be a delicate balance.
@sid556 (31018)
• United States
26 Dec 07
yes, it does seem that the ones who struggle the most are the ones that get laid off. It is so stressful . tis true that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.
@mensab (4208)
• Philippines
25 Dec 07
this is the sad part of our life as workers. stress goes with our jobs. especially that retrenchment, lay off, downsizing are always a threat to our stability. worse, some companies do not think about their employees. they think that they can always get someone after we go. it's good that we have online income to somehow bail us off from the bills.
@Alphasee (389)
• United States
25 Dec 07
That's why you should work for a company that isn't going to outsource their employees and continue to be of use to the company you work for. Continue your education, go back every couple of years, and advance as much as you can. It doesn't hurt to try!