IT problems head the list of office frustrations. Image courtesy of sxc.hu
Technical cock-ups including email and internet failures have been voted the most stressful office conundrum according to the latest poll.
The survey, conducted by the leading electronic cigarette maker ECigaretteDirect.co.uk
, gave 800 office workers a list of stressful office situations
and asked which one got them most riled.
Top of the poll was the internet
and emails breaking down with just under a third (31percent) admitting it made their blood boil.
An unrealistic workload came in second with almost a fifth (18 percent) of people identifying that there is never enough hours in the day to get through their tasks.
Fourteen per cent of office workers stated a bad commute was the most stressful part of their working
- Internet malfunction – 31 percent
- Too much work – 18 percent
- Bad commute – 14 percent
- End of year accounts– 11 percent
- Meeting tardiness – 9 percent
- Annoying boss – 8 percent
- Demanding clients – 6 percent
- No paper – 2 percent
- No tea or coffee – 1 percent
day, coming third in the poll.
A spokesperson from ECigaretteDirect.co.uk
commented: “Many of us don’t realise how stressful the office environment can be as it just melts into the fabric of everyday life.
“However, it’s no surprise that internet malfunctions came top of the list. In today’s technology driven age so much of what we do is reliant on being online we often feel lost and frustrated without it.
“One crack in this delicate technology and an entire office can be brought to a complete standstill, with the potential to reduce a company’s output to zero.”
Other items on the list which were found to cause maximum office frustration included compiling end of year accounts
(11 percent) and people being late for meetings (9 percent).
A brave eight per cent went out on a limb to identify their boss
as the most annoying thing about going to work. Six per cent cited demanding clients as the main reason behind their working frustrations.
Surprisingly a lack of office equipment and a shortage of tea and coffee polled relatively low on the list with only two and one per cent respectively stating them their main office gripe.
The spokesperson concluded: “In these tough economic times we are all having to work harder with many of us taking on additional roles above and below our pay remit. It is therefore no wonder most of us believe we have too much on our plate.
“In an ideal world we would all love our jobs, and the thrill of being at work would be enough to quell any frustrations one might have – we all know however that this is often not the case.”