How stessed are YOU! Nurses don't make on the top 5 list.....

  1. So how stressed are you???Nurses don't make this list, which makes me wonder who in the world compiled the data....

    http://employees.ford.com/js/stress/htm/brand.htm
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Link doesn't work for me???

    Bummer, I'd like to see who did make the list.

    Heather
  4. by   BBFRN
    Not working for me, either. Too much effort to register.:wink2:
  5. by   mother/babyRN
    sorry, I just clicked on the link and it opened up. Will try to copy later on....
  6. by   passing thru
    Speaking of stress, it will kill you faster than obesity, cigarettes, and a sedentary life style. A cardiologist told me that everyone's # 1 daily goal should be to eliminate stress from their lives. I took him seriously and started practicing stress elimination and it is kinda miraculous. Twice in the past week, situations came up where I had to make a concious decision to take the less stressful route. One situation involved IRS-- that is definitely a stress producer. I decided to take the route of least resistance=less stress, although I really wanted to pursue the situation ad infinitum and TELL THEM OFF and write crappy letters, etc. This could have gone on for a year and I would have felt better...probably. But, decided it wasn't worth the tension & let it go.
    I will not do anything that increases the stress if it is avoidable.
    These docs know what they are talking about. To get off of anti-depressants, anti-anxiety agents, cigs, eating, booze, ...screaming, whatever you use to cope...takes time but the beginning is to take a long hard look at what we are doing that contributes to increasing our stress levels.
    Some people say learning to say "NO" is the first step.
  7. by   colleen10
    My friend once told me that when a male enters the ER or hospital with symptoms that sound like a heart attack one of the first things the doc will ask is "do you like your job?" Wondered if that was true.

    When I get stressed out, which is really only over work because the people I work with are idiots, but that's another story..., I can feel it in my chest and heart. I can feel my heart rate increase and tightness in my chest. When I feel it "come on" I try to do things to reduce it (think positive, breathing techniques) but once it starts it does take a while for it to go away.
  8. by   tattooednursie
    I havent the slightest clue why were not on the list! I have an ulcer that I had since I was very young, and this job isn't helping it much. Whenever I get too stressed . . . I go throw up! It's horrible! I hate to throw up.
  9. by   memphispanda
    Here's a link to the CDC list:
    http://www.cdc.gov/ulcer/myth.htm
  10. by   Lausana
    Uh I think that's correct, a secretary does have a stressful job sitting down...and a waiter's job is more stressful than working with human lives.

  11. by   night owl
    ~Stop worrying--nobody gets out of this world alive...

    ~We can't direct the wind, but we can adjust our sails...

    ~Don't sweat the small stuff...

    ~Don't worry be happy!

    Just a few inspirational quotes I try to live by
  12. by   KC CHICK
    Mmmmm.
    Well, I for one can say that being a customer service person is NOT more stressful than nursing. Been there, done that. No one would have died if I didn't say the correct thing over the phone.


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