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Stress is the obvious outcome of a job that involves long work hours, irregular timings, high pressure and constant deadlines.
In 1999, 800 stress-related lawsuits were filed against software firms in the US. All were ruled in favour of employees.
Physical and psychological stress has become the flip side of the software success story, where 20-somethings earn six-figure salaries, treat the US as second home and call the boss by his first name.
It is found that one in every 10 software employees suffers from stress related ailments like high blood pressure, cholesterol, migraine, back pain and the list goes on…
Stress has psychological spin-offs as well. Depression and anger have become commonplace. Since anger cannot be taken out at the workplace, it finds a vent on roads and at home.