Featured Articles

Intel releases tiny 3G cell modem

Intel releases tiny 3G cell modem

Intel has released a 3G cellular modem with an integrated power amplifier that fits into a 300 mm2 footprint, claiming it…

More...
Braswell 14nm Atom slips to Q2 15

Braswell 14nm Atom slips to Q2 15

It's not all rosy in the house of Intel. It seems that upcoming Atom out-of-order cores might be giving this semiconductor…

More...
TSMC 16nm wafers coming in Q1 2015

TSMC 16nm wafers coming in Q1 2015

TSMC will start producing 16nm wafers in the first quarter of 2015. Sometime in the second quarter production should ramp up…

More...
Skylake-S LGA is 35W to 95W TDP part

Skylake-S LGA is 35W to 95W TDP part

Skylake-S is the ‘tock’ of the Haswell architecture and despite being delayed from the original plan, this desktop part is scheduled…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Thursday, 28 March 2013 09:47

IT workers want to quit because of stress

Written by Nick Farrell



Management are bastards

The number of IT professionals considering leaving their job due to workplace stress has jumped from 69 per cent last year to 73 per cent. According to a survey by GFI Software more than a third want to leave because their managers are bastards and dealing with them was doing their heads in.

This was particularly true for IT staff in larger organisations. Other reasons to quit have been the age old problem of dealing with brain dead users, budget squeezes and tight deadlines. More than 68 per cent of all IT administrators surveyed consider their job stressful. A fifth work between three and five hours of overtime in order to keep on top of their workload and 12 per cent work eight to 10 hours a week. Almost half are working six or more hours overtime a week.

Over a third of respondents have missed social functions due to work issues and another third miss out on planned family time because of work demands. A fifth of IT admins point to a lack of budget and staff needed to get the job done as their primary reasons for job stress.

Of the 73 per cent of respondents considering changing their role, 36 per cent do so on a regular basis. IT staff from companies sized between 100 and 249 employees are most likely to quit their current role due to stress. Staff from the largest firms surveyed are least likely to quit their role due to work stress.

Nick Farrell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments