Tuesday, July 22, 2008

"Desk Rage" On the Rise?

The economic slump's latest manifestion? A rise in "desk rage," at least according to a breathless report getting a lot of media attention. We're not sure how new this is, as we all remember the crazy type-A guy at work who pounded his fist on his desk, through boom or bust.

According to the report, current research indicates a large spike in incidents of "desk rage," , as many of us watch our savings dwindle, and we cut back on recreational activities, having less resources to burn off steam during down time. According to the article, desk rage is an equal opportunity stressor, cutting across all class lines, and runs the gamut from grumpy short-tempered co-workers to the more extreme events, which are made into Hollywood "B" movies. Do you have a desk rage story?