tension and strain encountered by employees on the job, stemming from such problems as harsh or time-consuming schedules, tough decisions, unions with other employees and supervisors, disagreeable working environments, tiredness, job dangers, extreme competition, or fear of potential unemployment.

OCCUPATIONAL STRESS: "Occupational stress is something people from all statuses and walks of life with encounter from time to time, some more than others."
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