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Old 06-30-2015, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I deal with a lot of stressed and aggressive colleagues. From internal disorganization to hostile clients, people are working long hours, and many seem to be at the breaking point. Voices get raised frequently for small things. People seem especially on edge.

Do you think most of your coworkers are really happy in life?
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Old 06-30-2015, 06:48 PM
 
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Yes. But thats unique to the group I am working in. We're all paid well, but its extremely stressful, and our upper management has failed.
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Old 06-30-2015, 06:50 PM
 
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we are paid decently and all happy, or mostly happy. The things that worry us are outside of work and not because of work stress
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Old 06-30-2015, 07:28 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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we are paid decently and all happy, or mostly happy. The things that worry us are outside of work and not because of work stress
Same here, everyone is happy with their pay, benefits, workload and managers. We have a pretty good employer that considers a work-life balance to be important to getting good production and keep people.
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Old 06-30-2015, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Western MA
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A few years ago I would have a mixed review, but things have changed over the last couple of years where I do think that most of my coworkers are pretty happy, empowered and satisfied with their jobs.
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Old 06-30-2015, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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We aren't this way. Clients are demanding and unreasonable. Pay is above market, but considering the hours, probably below it on a per hour basis. My coworkers are the most aggressive I've ever worked with!
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Old 06-30-2015, 08:48 PM
 
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Most are, one or two aren't. They are also the ones who create the most discontent in the workplace.
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Old 07-01-2015, 12:45 AM
 
Location: Somehere Dreamin of the Ol' West!
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We aren't this way. Clients are demanding and unreasonable. Pay is above market, but considering the hours, probably below it on a per hour basis. My coworkers are the most aggressive I've ever worked with!
Interesting thread. Instead of asking on a forum, wouldn't it be a good idea to try to find a way to make your co-workers happy? This can be little things like offering to help someone with a task, or showing them a better or faster way to do something.

Better yet, spruce up your resume and look for another job with better work life balance. I have said this before but you have entertaining threads!
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Old 07-01-2015, 05:51 AM
 
Location: USA
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I work in retail, which pretty much is part time poverty wage work. Nobody likes the work or wants to be there, but many are stuck there or are hoping their pending college psychology degree in art or psychology is going to get them out of there and into the big bucks. Some go management, working 70 hours a week for salary, eventually get burnt out and mess up and get canned.
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