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In the past few months, Singaporeans have expressed their unhappiness about not earning enough, not having the right career opportunities and working long hours. They’ve also been found to have increasingly high stress levels.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear as though this is changing.
A recent report has found that for every local who is stress-free and happy, there are 2.5 people who feel stressed.
According to the STJobs.sg survey, only 10% of Singaporeans claim they are completely stress-free, while 65% stated they are neutral (with manageable stress levels) and have work-life balance.
The study, which surveyed 7,000 Singaporean professionals in total, highlighted employees from the legal industry had the highest stress levels, especially those who had recently graduated.
For those aged between 46 to 65 years, the respondents with the highest stress levels worked in the property management, consultation and facility management industries.
“Those who are in the arts, culture and entertainment industries were the most stressed group of people who received the lowest pay,” a press release stated.
Workers in the consumer products and fast moving consumer goods industries were split between being the most stressed and happiest, while the agriculture, forestry and finishing sectors were the most relaxed sectors for non-executives.
“As for those who seem to be ‘at ease’ in their workplace in Singapore – 3.51% of them are made up of fresh grads working in the electrical, electronic and mechanical engineering industries.”
On the other hand, 80% of people who worked in the e-commerce and digital media industries stated they were “hanging on” with manageable stress levels or enjoying work-life balance.