Contact Us

Lack Of Raises Passes Job Security In Workplace Stress Survey [AUDIO]

A new Harris Survey finds a lack of pay raises has replaced job security as the number one source of workplace stress.

Flickr User Jerrybunkers

Better than one in ten in the survey say no pay hikes are their biggest problem at a job. And while the economy may be slowly on the mend, many businesses find their profits have not regained a level where they can start to become generous again with salary increases.

Rutgers Economist James Hughes says that is understandable, particularly in a State like New Jersey, where high living costs and inflation are eroding their earnings. He says in order to cope with those high costs, you really need growing income, and most workers feel they are in a treadmill, constantly trying to catch up.

Another big source of job stress, a long commute, is also a bigger Jersey problem.  We have the second-longest average ride to work in the nation. Gas prices, tolls and transit fares keep rising.

Work overload is also squeezing employees, those responding to the survey said, with many employees working full-throttle, as companies demand more. Some 9% said their workload was unreasonable.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

 

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wobm.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 92.7 WOBM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on 92.7 WOBM quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!