Workplace is the place where almost all of us spend most of our time. Almost 90% of the workforce of any country has a workplace other than their home. Agreed that not many like to go to work each day at fixed timings, but still it is acceptable to most of the people. But the real problem arises when people either don't like the job or the workload is too much to handle. It would be correct to say that many jobs are stressful and they eventually wear out the worker faster than normal, both emotionally and physically. Here is the list of top 10 most stressful jobs in the current times.
It is apparent that a soldier's life is the most stressful, especially when they are on active missions. A human being's biggest fear is the fear of his life. There is no question that they juggle with their lives every single day out in the field. This makes it the most stressful job in the world.
2. Commercial Pilot
Although it might seem that a pilot's job is not that stressful, we often forget that he has a huge responsibility regarding the safety of the passengers and the crew on his shoulder. Other than this, maintaining schedules and flying in turbulent weather are additional stress contributors.
Even with all the modern safety precautions taken to avoid fire mishaps, we still hear of many fire incidents and for this reason, we still need firefighters. They put their life at risk trying to rescue people caught in fire or buried under the rubble. Although the chance of losing life is less, nevertheless there is always a risk.
For most of us, the job of a Military General seems to be of administrative nature. But in reality it is a stressful position to be in. They have to decide the course of action the troops on the field are supposed to take and a single mistake on their part can endanger lives of several soldiers. They have to be absolutely sure of their decision before giving the orders.
Perhaps the most diversified kind of job is that of a Police officer. They have to deal with new cases every day; Rape, Dacoit, Murder, Robbery and many other crimes. They have to be on their toes and maintain vigil at all times to stay on top of the burden of policing.
6. Event Manager
This is one hell of a job. You are the single point of contact for the client for any issues they might be facing regarding the event. The manager in turn has several people under them to coordinate with. Needless to say, there are times when things go a bit out of the hand and they have to tackle some tricky situations.
7. Senior Corporate Executive
Business is all about money. A senior corporate executive of say a marketing agency is answerable to many people that include the investors and the members of the marketing agency itself. They have to constantly monitor the health of the organization and revise the strategy if they don't help in achieving the organization's goals.
8. PR officer
There is no denying the fact that reputation is what makes or breaks a business. The PR handle of any company, say an advertising agency, is responsible to manage the image of the company. Taking our current example forward, the advertising agency might come up with an advertisement that might be offensive to some people. In this case, the PR officer of the advertising agency will have to tackle some tough questions from the media as well as the public. It can get a bit hot, when you have to answer common people.
These people are supposed to capture the real life out there. They have to jostle out there to capture a glimpse of whatever they are shooting. They might have to bring some snaps/videos of a riot, an active terrorist attack or in some cases, war. Apart from these untoward situations, their day to day job of capturing politicians, sports personalities and movie celebrities is no mean task.
10. Taxi Driver
The biggest stress of being a Taxi driver is the monotony of the job. It gets boring after a while, but he is supposed to be alert at all times. Dealing with unruly customers, tackling traffic jams and working long hours, all add to the stress ultimately.