Troubling Workplace Chair Destruction

Publication: CNBC

Section: CNBC - Funny Business

March 27, 2007

Jane Wells

A new survey suggests that while we are 23% less stressed at work than we were in 2000 (how is one 23% less stressed?), some disturbing trends are on the rise.

16% of those surveyed say they've destroyed furniture at work, up from 2% in 2000. People most likely to throw a chair or ax the copy machine are in the South (21%) or Northeast (20%).

On the bright side, the number of people who have yelled at or hit a fellow employee has dropped by nearly half.

The survey is from Rachelle Canter, who wrote "Make the Right Career Move." One hint, if someone hits you at work, it's time to make a career move.

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