Employees' mental status: scared
- More than 70 percent of respondents said the recession has significantly increased stress levels of employees and coworkers. Fifty-five percent said management has grown increasingly demanding.
- Eighty percent of employees are nervous about their long-term financial well-being.
- More than 40 percent reported an increase in workplace activities like backstabbing, sucking up, and jockeying for position.
In addition to on-the-job stress, Americans are feeling the financial pinch on the home front. More than 70 percent of respondents admitted to making significant spending changes, including a decision to limit or eliminate the purchase of non-essential items.