UK workers — especially those at a higher pay grade — struggle to switch off and want a higher salary to compensate for the stress they feel, according to research from CallCare.
In a survey, more than six in ten (64%) respondents said they felt that their salary wasn’t high enough to match the stress of their job.
However, offering a low-stress job might not be the best way to attract candidates as stress can be strangely addictive, according to Richard Daniel Curtis, leading behaviour expert and Founder of The Mentoring School. “When people get used to a certain level of stress, it becomes the ‘norm’ for them,” he explained. “As humans, we’re programmed to return to our default emotional state — our ‘norm’ — which is known as ‘hedonic adaption’.”
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