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Stressed Out? You are not alone!

Stressed Out? You are not alone!

Did you know that 72 percent on employees in the UAE say they feel stressed out at work? Find out what are the most common coping mechanisms for employees in the UAE and KSA

February 12, 2011 12:36 by

We’ve written before of the death of a young PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) employee earlier this year, that  raised a rather alarming debate around the question of pressure and stress at the work place. Pan Jie, was a 25-year-old fresh graduate who was employed with PwC in Shanghai for just six months before she died from acute meningitis. Though there really isn’t sufficient evidence to connect her death with work pressure, many believe that there was link: after all, Pan Jie’s blog was filled with complaints of too much work, excessive pressure and deteriorating health.

Although Pan Jie’s unfortunate end maybe a rather drastic case, Kipp doesn’t have to look much further than our own very desk to speculate that tight deadlines and a fast-paced life can lead to employees in the UAE feeling “stressed out”.

Kipp was interested in finding out just how many people fell into our speculations, so with the help of our friends at YouGov we pressed people to find out just how stressed they are. Interestingly while over 72 percent of employees in the UAE say they are stressed, only 46 percent in Saudi claimed to be stressed. Another pretty interesting result, though understandable, is that praying was the #1 way of de-stressing outside work-with a good 54 percent saying they chose to pray to de-stress.

Find out some more interesting facts on our nifty infographic…

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  1. Hippo_crit on February 13, 2012 7:59 am

    Well 74% of the UAE sample worked 30 hours +
    while 46% of the KSA sample worked 30 hours + doesnt this kinda justify why 72% and 46% respectively are stressed?

  2. p.deleon on February 13, 2012 11:10 am

    Good catch. Although, this would be assuming that work=stress but we would like to offer the notion that working doesn’t necessarily have to stress you out.


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