'Sunday night blues' plague 75 per cent employees

Oct 14 2013, 20:46 IST
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Just 22 per cent of those surveyed said they are never nervous about returning to work after a weekend. (Thinkstock) Just 22 per cent of those surveyed said they are never nervous about returning to work after a weekend. (Thinkstock)
SummaryFor nearly half of them the angst is so distressing that it makes them want to find a new job.

The distress of returning to work after a weekend causes more than 75 per cent of employees to experience 'Sunday night blues', a new research has found.

For nearly half of them the angst is so distressing that it makes them want to find a new job.

The research, based on surveys of more than 3,600 employees worldwide, found that Sunday nights are riddled with anxiety for most employees.

Just 22 per cent of those surveyed said they are never nervous about returning to work after a weekend, according to the study by an online job site.

Mary Ellen Slayter, career advice expert for Monster.com, said with Monday morning being notoriously stressful, she doesn't think anyone is truly happy to see their weekends come to a close, 'BusinessNewsDaily' reported.

To reduce Sunday night stress, employees should take time on Friday to make sure they are set up for success the following week, she said.

"Spend a few minutes preparing for next week: review and prioritise your calendar, assemble materials you expect to be using and tie up every loose end you can," Slater said.

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