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The Workplace Is Psychologically Unsafe, Say Workers Almost Everywhere

Is work driving you a bit crazy lately? A new Reuters/Ipsos global employee survey reveals seven in 10 workers everywhere think their workplace is psychologically unsafe and unhealthy. Oh, joy.

someecards.com - I'm stuck in an abusive relationship. It's a never-ending spiral of pain and despair. But enough talk about my job.

Actually, Reuters/Ipsos polled 14,618 workers online in 24 countries, so it's not technically everywhere, but that's so much yada yada because the overall sampling results indicate that we're all sorts of freaking miserable.



Or are we? Surprise: U.S. and Canadian workers who participated in the survey were the most likely to say their workplaces are psychologically healthy -- no, really! -- followed by India, Australia, Great Britain and South Africa. Of course, Americans' use of antidepressants has jumped 400% over the last 20 years and Americans between the ages of 18 and 44 are the most likely to use them, so that might have something to do with it?

Anyway, if you're wondering about the participating countries, they were, in alphabetical order: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Britain, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the United States.

By the way, the above video is an April Fool's joke on the boss. Hey, we all need a good laugh, don't we?

Comments

  1. Makes sense but I think that it is also the responsibility of the workers to make sure that it can be a safe place to work at. They can take up trainings for safety and even tell OSHA for the hazards at their work so they could get their bosses fix it or something.

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  2. The world is badly in need of more lenient working hours, and people should really learn how to switch off every now and then. When you’re on a vacation, you go on a vacation. Leave everything that’s connected to work at home -- your phones, your laptop; oh dear me, we really need to disconnect from these gadgets! This is what’s driving us insane. Success is not equal to how much we put in working every week, and happiness is not equal to how much we earn.

    Guadalupe Puthoff

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