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Stress is real, and it can be a killer.
One study showed that 80% of workers feel stress on the job, while nearly half say they need help in learning how to manage stress and 42% say their co-workers need such help. Other studies show clear relationships between stress and early death.
Federal workers are not immune to job-related stress, and many occupy jobs that cause high levels of stress.
The most recent issue of the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) Issues of Merit newsletter includes an interesting article on Emotional Labor at Work.
MSPB says, “In previous editions of Issues of Merit, MSPB discussed the prevalence of emotionally laborious