Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Occupational wellbeing

Work can be emotionally damaging. This doesn't look good . . .

5 comments:

Doctor Zorro said...

Well, they have included just about everybody in their list. What I think they are trying to say is that work is depressing. It's better than the alternative though

Doctor Zorro said...

Well, they have included just about everybody in their list. What I think they are trying to say is that work is depressing. It's better than the alternative though

Bippidee said...

I always thought it was meant to be Dentists who got Depressed/Suicidal. But Doctor Zorro is right - that list seems to include pretty much every job, therefore the implication is that work makes you depressed, unless you are already too depressed to work, leading to everyone being depressed. As soon as the too depressed to work people get back to work, they will end up depressed due to their work, and end up too depressed to work again. Nice little circular thing going on there.

Julie McAnulty said...

Reminds me of a teacher I know, whose pupil had been on work experience. When asked how she had got on, she said thoughtfully, 'I don't think I like work..'

cb said...

I don't know whether to be proud or worried that social workers score so highly :) I'm not surprised though although obviously there is an assumption that all social workers work with children and I am trying not to take umbrage at the 'unkind foster parents' comment. Hrmph.