Technical malfunctions including email and internet disasters have been voted the most stressful commercial office conundrum according to the latest poll.
The survey, led by the leading electronic cigarette maker ECigaretteDirect.co.uk, gave 800 commercial property office workers a list of stressful office situations and asked which one got them most annoyed.
Top of the survey was emails and the internet breaking down with just under a third declaring it made their blood boil. An unrealistic workload came in second with 18 per cent of people identifying that there is never sufficient hours in the day to get through their tasks.
Coming third in the poll was the journey to the workplace, 14 per cent of commercial office workers stated that a bad commute was the most stressful part of their working day.
A spokesman from ECigaretteDirect.co.uk commented: “Many of us don’t realise how stressful the office environment can be as it just melts into the fabric of everyday life.
“However, it’s no surprise that internet malfunctions came top of the list. In today’s technology driven age so much of what we do is reliant on being online we often feel lost and frustrated without it.”
He further added: “One crack in this delicate technology and an entire office can be brought to a complete standstill, with the potential to reduce a company’s output to zero.”
Further items on the list which were found to cause all-out office frustration included assembling end of year accounts at 11 per cent and people being late for meetings at 9 per cent.
A brave eight per cent of commercial office workers went out on a limb to identify their boss as the most frustrating thing about going to work. Six per cent cited challenging clients as the key reason behind their working frustrations.
Surprisingly a shortage of tea and coffee and a lack of office equipment polled fairly low on the list with only one and two per cent respectively declaring them their main office gripe.
The spokesman concluded: “In these tough economic times we are all having to work harder with many of us taking on additional roles above and below our pay remit. It is therefore no wonder most of us believe we have too much on our plate.
“In an ideal world we would all love our jobs, and the thrill of being at work would be enough to quell any frustrations one might have – we all know however that this is often not the case.”
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