Low pay causes the most stress for work­ers

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Em­ploy­ees across the re­gion say that low pay, a lack of job se­cu­rity and a poor of­fice en­vi­ron­ment are the big­gest cause of stress in the work­place. A poll con­ducted by Bayt.com re­vealed that more than half of re­spon­dents in the Mid­dle East and North Africa (MENA) re­gion agree that work­places to­day are more stress­ful than they were a few years ago (52 per cent), and more than two thirds (69.1 per cent) agree that they feel more pres­sure at work this year in com­par­i­son to last year. The ma­jor­ity of re­spon­dents feel over­whelmed at work (83 per cent), with 26.2 per cent feel­ing over­whelmed ‘all of the time’, and 74.8 per cent claim­ing that jobs at their com­pa­nies are more de­mand­ing than oth­ers. More than a third (35 per cent) claim to spend too much time at work, while a quar­ter say that they spend just the right amount of time. Just 2.9% ad­mit that they are spend­ing too lit­tle time at work. A low salary is the main stress fac­tor at work for 28.2 per cent of MENA re­spon­dents. Other stress fac­tors in­clude a lack of job se­cu­rity (12.3 per cent), the work­place en­vi­ron­ment (9.7 per cent) and not hav­ing a work-life bal­ance (9.1 per cent).

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