'Working Wounded': Unwritten Rules

       Laid back, 17.4 percent
       Stressed, 52.1 percent
       A heart attack waiting to happen, 30.3 percent

Winning Strategy

Our winning strategy for dealing with stress comes from LW in Newton, N.C.:

"I use what our grandparents and parents used to tell us when we were in elementary school and days seemed to drag by: "Just wait till you're older. Time will fly." I recently practiced this at the doctor's office, and it applies at work. Why stress over what's going on or coming? In a few minutes, it will be next week. It worked!"

List of the Week

The minority is the majority…How minorities feel about today's workplace

      Between 1994 and 2005, 51 percent of new U.S. workers were minorities.

      Only 22 percent of black women say their managers are adequately trained in managing a diverse work force.

      Nearly one-third of Hispanic female executives say they have faced ethnic discrimination at work.

      One-third of new immigrants to the United States are from Asia, and their rate of employment matches that of whites.

 
Source: Steve Morris Associates

Bob Rosner is a best-selling author, speaker and internationally syndicated columnist. His newest best seller, "GRAY MATTERS: The Workplace Survival Guide" (Wiley, 2004), is a business comic book that trades cynicism for solutions. Ask Bob a question: bob@workingwounded.com or http://graymattersbook.com.

ABCNEWS.com publishes a new Working Wounded column every Friday.

This work is the opinion of the columnist and in no way reflects the opinion of ABC News.

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