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 Eva Fernandes
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…