Rewriting the book on stress

Jan 15 2006 by Brian Amble Print This Article

Think you have a stressful job? You should spare a thought for poor librarians – because according to research presented to the annual conference of the British Psychological Society, librarians are more significantly unhappy with their workplace than anyone else.

...being a librarian induces more stress than working for the emergency services, driving a 125mph express, or teaching a class of ill-behaved children.

....Librarians complained that there was not enough variety in their work, that they did not have enough control over their careers, and they were not allowed to put their skills to full use. The lack of job satisfaction meant they were more likely than other professions to be absent from work, or to vent their frustration on their families when they got home.

The Times | Stress? Shhhhh . . .