80pc of us cry at work and 'hate our jobs'
More than 80pc of workers hate their job, according to a new survey, which also found that negative criticism from the boss has made almost as many cry.
The study of the views of nearly 1,000 workers also revealed that 76pc feel intimidated due to increasing pressure to outperform their co-workers.
"Work shouldn't be a place that instils fear in the hearts of employees, but rather it should operate as a place that fuels passion and creativity, fulfilling one's professional ambitions, whilst helping the company to progress and develop," said Alan Price, managing director of Peninsula Ireland, who carried out the survey.
"It is simply unacceptable that organisations are incorporating fear and intimidation into the everyday practices of running their business, regardless of whether it is intentional or a by-product of stressful targets and demands.
"Management sometimes mistake fear and intimidation as a way to gain respect from employees or to encourage them to work harder.
"This couldn't be further from the truth. Making employees anxious to come to work and intimidated to the point where they are broken emotionally can have disastrous effects on workplace morale and productivity, whilst also increasing staff turnover, putting extra strain on your financial resources due to recruitment costs.
"Creating a working culture based on fear and intimidation will only bring forth negative consequences.
"If employees feel mistreated at work it could well lead to tribunal action, which can hurt a company financially, but also tarnish their reputation publicly," Mr Price explained.