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Desk rage can spoil the workplace

July 11, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
You've heard about road rage, but now there's a new type of anger, and it's brewing at the office.You might call it "desk rage." Several new studies show anger in the workplace is growing.

Nearly half of workers in this country say there's yelling and verbal abuse on the job.

About a quarter of those surveyed say desk rage has made them cry. And, about 17 percent of workers say anger on the job has led to property damage.

And the most serious of all: ten percent say they've seen physical violence and have fear that their workplace might not be safe.

 

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