A high paying job is not necessary stressful

@scheng1 (24741)
Singapore
November 29, 2015 5:28am CST
It is wrong to say that a high paying job is more stressful than a low paying job. Sometimes the reverse is true. A high paying job is more relaxed than a low paying job. The reason is in the job nature. Some people are natural salespersons, and they are good at making friends, and selling products. They are so good that they are enjoying their work. If you put them to work as a call center agent, you might as well kill them. A call center job is very stressful, especially when you are manning the hotline for technical problems. Many customers are unreasonable, and they abuse people on the other end of the line. Such jobs are low-paid, yet very stressful.
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@Drosophila (16697)
• Ireland
29 Nov 15
Yep, I worked in technical support, yes it's stressful. I don't see my managers have an easy ride either though, they have stupid politics to deal with and angry clients. All jobs have their unique stresses. The key is doing what you enjoy, and you'll be able to handle the stress better.
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@scheng1 (24741)
• Singapore
30 Nov 15
Your managers may not have easy ride, but the managers or your managers will have an easier time. They do not have to deal with day to day running of the department, and they just have to look at statistics, and scold people when the statistics show a deterioriating performance.
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@Drosophila (16697)
• Ireland
30 Nov 15
@scheng1 HAHAHAHA, that's not true at all, in the call centre world very rarely you will find a job with "easier time". Those statistics can lead to mass redundancy, it's like having blood on your hands.. If you don't see their stress, it's because you're not close enough to the heat. btw, that is why I left that particular industry.
@Drosophila (16697)
• Ireland
30 Nov 15
@scheng1 Don't get me wrong, there are incompetent managers in every industry. But that doesn't mean they get an easy ride all the time. Work & life generally is full of stress, you will not find a person who says otherwise regardless of their profession or social status.
@star4u (90)
• Quezon City, Philippines
30 Nov 15
That's true. I remember when I was working as a technical support, we always wanted to drink after office hours to relieve our stress.
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@scheng1 (24741)
• Singapore
30 Nov 15
I cannot imagine working as a technical support. This kind of job will drive me crazy. It is hard to explain simple things to people, and much easier to just go there, and do it without having to explain anything.
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@SWAP0768 (88)
• Lucknow, India
30 Nov 15
i titally agree with it and dont forget that falling behind on youyr bills also end up adding to the level of stress you face. for me satisfation is derive from how good you do your job, and better you are better you will get paid
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@scheng1 (24741)
• Singapore
30 Nov 15
Sometimes it is not just a matter of getting better in a job. All of us have talents in different area. If we can do a job that we enjoy, we definitely can earn much more money and live much happier life.
@youless (94354)
• Guangzhou, China
30 Nov 15
I agree that working like a call center is very stressful because not all the customers are reasonable. You can even lose your temper but have to keep patient to those rude customers. But I think usually the work pressure will be higher for the high salary job. Since you get a high salary, you will have more responsible and even sometimes have to do some sacrifice for it.
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@scheng1 (24741)
• Singapore
30 Nov 15
Not really true. Some high paying jobs are very relaxing. It is like the secretary who is working for the head of department. The secretary faces more stress than her boss, because she has to manage his schedule, and get all his reports done.
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@WorDazza (10089)
• Manchester, England
30 Nov 15
@scheng1 Say a secretary has to arrange meetings for the boss and produce reports. What is the boss doing in those meetings? Sitting around drinking coffee and talking about last night's TV? Probably not. More likely trying to secure work that will mean he can keep all of his staff in jobs for the next financial year. Do you want the fate of a large number of people in your hands? Would knowing that your failure could mean many people lose their jobs not cause you stress?
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@Drosophila (16697)
• Ireland
30 Nov 15
@WorDazza The greater the power.. the shittier the responsibility.
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• Portugal
29 Nov 15
I agree that some jobs are low paid and very stressful. for example i work as a receptionist and my salary is the minimum in my country. i mean it is very stressful because sometimes we have hard costumers and our salary is really low for what we been through.
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@scheng1 (24741)
• Singapore
30 Nov 15
I have worked as receptionist before, and I hate it very much. Everyone seems to blame the receptionist. When they do not get the letters, it is the fault of the receptionist. When they have calls that they rather not answer, they blame the receptionist for putting the calls to them.
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• Portugal
30 Nov 15
@scheng1 yes it is a terrible job sometimes clients that are very rude and a lot of work. sometimes they even ask for a discount we are nice to them but say that we need to talk to the manager first of course and they say that they dont need charity! i mean its ridiculous we never meant that but if the hotel isnt mine i need to ask for permission to make a lower price!
• Dallas, Texas
29 Nov 15
I agree. Not only are low paying jobs stressful sometimes in the kind of work you had to do, but there is the added stress of never having enough money!
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@scheng1 (24741)
• Singapore
30 Nov 15
Those in high paying jobs can blame the lower levels for bad performance, but those in the lowest rung have nobody to pass the blame on. I rather not work in such jobs as cashiering or call centers. These are really stressful jobs.
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@Driftr (201)
• Coimbatore, India
5 Dec 15
Everyone has stress right from CEO to peon for doing his responsibility at the right time and also something more is expected out of everyone and that makes work stressful. Do what you like and you won't be stressed. Ensure you have a good work-life balance or else you can always search for a better job.