Workers Often Lose Sleep Over Work

By March 7, 2018 at 5:55am

WORKERS OFTEN LOSE SLEEP OVER WORK, AND HERE’S WHY

Percentage of employees who lose sleep over work:*

TOTAL GENDER MALE GENDER FEMALE AGE 18-34 AGE 35-54 AGE 55+
Very often 11% 14% 9% 14% 10% 8%
Somewhat often 28% 29% 28% 27% 30% 26%
Not very often 48% 46% 50% 52% 46% 44%
Never 12% 11% 14% 7% 14% 22%

Among those who lose sleep over work, the following were cited as the root causes:**

TOTAL GENDER MALE GENDER FEMALE AGE 18-34 AGE 35-54 AGE 55+
Can’t get a business problem out of my head 46% 49% 42% 45% 48% 42%
Overwhelmed with work volume/hours 46% 47% 44% 52% 43% 33%
Strained coworker relationships 21% 17% 25% 24% 20% 11%
Worried I may lose my job 18% 19% 15% 24% 14% 7%
My boss is a nightmare 12% 14% 11% 14% 12% 9%
Other 12% 9% 15% 14% 9% 16%

Source: Accountemps survey of more than 500 workers in Canada

*Responses may not equal 100 per cent due to rounding.

**Multiple responses were allowed.

© 2018 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company.

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