Poll Results: What Stresses You Out the Most During this Festive Season?

Here’s what you had to say.

The holidays are a wonderful time, full of cheer and excitement. However, that doesn’t mean they can’t be stressful, especially when it comes to juggling holiday responsibilities with work commitments.

But what exactly makes the holidays so stressful for working folks? We decided to ask you, our Job Journey readers in November, to find out.

Thirty percent of you said you don’t have any issues with the holiday season at work, while 22% said requesting time-off during the holiday season is difficult. Ten percent find buying gifts for co-workers stressful, while 9% fret over the company holiday party. Six percent worry about finding seasonal work to get extra money, and another 6% take issue with juggling co-worker time-off requests.

Seven percent of readers chose the “Other” option, listing stressors including heavy unexpected workloads, just trying to get a job, and the fact that they don’t celebrate.

There really is no one thing that stresses workers out during the holidays. It’s a combination of factors, and it varies by person. If you don’t find this time of year stressful at all, just remember that other people might be having a tough time.

Anything else you want to say about celebrating the holidays at work? Let us know in the comments section below!


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