It could be that the economy is booming and there’s pressure to drive a better car, live in a better house and wear more expensive clothes. It could also be the case that the economy is tanking and there is pressure to stay put and maintain a quality of life. There is even a possibility your family is encouraging you to “take it easy” and “have a rest”, even though this may not be practical. It is hard to dispute that in modern China, competition and pressure abound.
In this edition of career builder, we address a number of issues surrounding:
Pressure, what is reasonable, and when does it become stress?
Should we take drastic action to deal with pressure and stress?
Is pressure and stress part of the normal pattern of working life?