Workplace Stress: Is Economy Making Us Crazy?

YouTube videos of rage at work may suggest increased stress for people holding onto their jobs.
3:00 | 11/09/12

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But all are a sign that in these economic times, it's not just the unemployed who are stressed out. Even people with jobs are. Take a look. What's new in the world of 9:00 to 5:00, will make you want to call 911. Youtube makes it look like the american workforce is on the edge of a nervous breakdown. Workers of the world, rising up against infuriating workplace oppression. The tyranny of faulty computers, paperless printers and annoying co-workers. We all bring baggage to work every day. Reporter: Now, many of these videos are fake. Some are clever viral marketing campaigns. This is really an ad for office chairs. But all these online videos tap into something real. Let's call it cubical rage. There's a lot of frustration in our society. Reporter: What is it all about? The rewards of economic gains have gone, as we all know, to fewer rather than more people in society, in general. And when people perceive inequity, they're likely to feel angry. And they're likely to want to take retributive steps. Reporter: This is a well-known video game chain in new york. A worker captured his the day after christmas in 2 hshgs 9. He said he was joking, sort of. But he truly had had it with the customers and his manager. Dave has now moved on from that job. This video went viral on the internet. Here comes the new computer monitor. And there goes the new computer monitor. For some disgruntled parcel delivery people, everything is airmail. Why is it that grown adults can act like children in the office? In the workplace, is a powerful social situation. So, we come to react to each other as if we were pseudosiblings. It can be a family family or a dysfunctional family. Even people with jobs feel so

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