HR Strange But True!
April 13, 2009

You've always thought that Monday morning--say 9 a.m.--was the most stressful hour of the week (maybe because you had too good a weekend, and you face 5 straight days of work). Wrong!

According to a survey of 3,000 adults by Bimuno, a British health supplement company, 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday is the most stressful and pressure-filled time of the workweek.

“That's the time when the real workload for the week hits employees, and as a result, stress levels rise,” Bimuno spokesperson Graham Waters told The Daily Telegraph.

According to the survey, Tuesdays are also the time when employees are most likely to work through their lunch break. On Mondays, employees divert stress by going through emails, catching up on gossip, and surfing social websites, the survey says.

Of course, “coasting through Mondays means we're worse off on Tuesdays,” says Waters. The survey says one in five employees work late on Tuesdays to catch up.

Ironically, one-quarter of survey respondents said they were stressed out every day.

Source: Telegraph

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