Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Women stress more at work

09 August 2013, 10:17

We all know how stressful work can be at times most of the time. Strict deadlines, long hours, and grumpy bosses are just some of the factors that can lead to this.

But, if you think that men have it as bad as we do, think again.

According to a recent study by the American Psychological Association, one third of workers experience chronic work related stress. But, in women, it’s especially prevalent.

The survey, which was done among 1501 working adults, shows that women feel less likely to achieve career advancement within their current job. They are less likely to report feeling valued by their boss, and are more likely to feel underpaid. Women also reported feeling tense at work, while men didn’t really have this issue on such a large scale.

While I think the stats are pretty horrifying, it doesn’t really come as a shock to me.

I mean, we all know that men and women still don’t get paid the same salaries.

Women often get discriminated against because there’s a chance that they will probably fall pregnant during their term of employment. And we have to deal with egotistical men who think they have a right to make sexist comments about what we’re wearing or how we look on a particular day.

No wonder we stress more when we’re at work! We constantly have to watch our backs. If it isn’t our boss that wants to fire us because we’re on (legal) maternity leave, it’s having to deal with our male colleague who earns way more than us and does half the work.

So, although we’ve come a long way since the days where we weren’t even allowed to vote, studies like this just prove that we still have a lot of work to do. This might mean more stress, but I think we can handle it, don’t you?  

- Women24


4 ways to handle your cheating man

24 October 2016, 21:02

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
4 ways to handle your cheating ma...

He is cheating. How do you handle him?

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Why do men choose second wives?

Why do men choose to have second wives?

Submitted by
Eugene Odanga
Wizkid set for twin Kenyan shows

Wizkid is back in Kenya. For two shows.

Submitted by
Eugene Odanga
Udada women's festival begins in ...

The Udada women's festival has arrived in Nairobi.

Submitted by
Uhuru pardons 2747 death row conv...

President Uhuru Kenyatta has pardoned a number of death row convicts, sending them to life sentences instead. Read more...

Submitted by
Eugene Odanga
WATCH: Kaka Sungura arrested in t...

Was Kaka Sungura arrested in town?