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One in Five Americans Think Their Workplace Is Hostile

One in Five Americans Think Their Workplace Is Hostile”

The AWCS was fielded in 2015 on the RAND American Life Panel, a nationally representative (when weighted) sample of individuals residing in the United States who have agreed to participate in regular online surveys.

"I was surprised how taxing the workplace appears to be, both for less educated and for more educated workers", said lead author Nicole Maestas, an associate professor at Harvard Medical School.

Almost three-fourths of American workers reported either intense or repetitive physical exertion on the job at least a quarter of the time, according to the report based on the American Working Conditions Survey. More than one-half of Americans report exposure to unpleasant and potentially hazardous working conditions, and almost one in five American workers are exposed to a hostile or threatening social environment at work. More than one-third have no control over their work schedules (the percentage is higher among non-college graduates). But Cathy Ruckelshaus, general counsel at the National Employment Law Project, said salaried exempt workers in administrative, professional or executive jobs aren't so lucky. And one-quarter of respondents say they don't have enough time to do their jobs.

RAND found some things Americans are satisfied with: More than half say they have supportive bosses and good friends at work.

About one-half of participants reported that they perform some work in their free time in order to meet workplace demands.

Likewise, almost 68% of men without degrees spend at least a fourth of their time moving heavy loads.

"Wow - (work) is pretty taxing place for many people", Maestas says.

"I was surprised by how pressured and hectic the workplace is". Those without college education face some of the toughest conditions, according to the survey. Likewise, almost 68 per cent of men without degrees spend at least a fourth of their time moving heavy loads.

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