It’s more stressful to be a waiter than a neurosurgeon, according to study
From the Southern Medical University
Anyone who has worked in the restaurant industry can tell you just how demanding, stressful, and difficult working an overbooked dinner shift can be. While there are plenty of jobs that can cause a headache, a new study out of Southern Medical University in Guangzhou, China found that waiters and waitresses have one of the highest stress level jobs on the market.
The researchers distinguished careers into four groups based on control and how psychologically demanding the role. Each job was categorized from low stress and low control to high control and high stress.
Restaurant industry jobs fit into the high stress and low control category, which yields for a very restrictive and difficult work day. The researchers then went on to detail the health effects that are common from careers of this calibre.
Vice reported that the Southern Medical University scientists, "found that waiters and waitresses have a 22 per cent higher risk of stroke on average than those with low-stress jobs. The figure jumps to 33 per cent for women when the data is split by gender."
Perhaps now people will think twice before snapping fingers for a refill.
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