How is your employer addressing employee stress and mental health?

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    How is your employer addressing employee stress and mental health?

    Stress, anxiety, and tensions are running high around the workplace in recent weeks. In a office/shop environment having ~150 employees, 3 have quite and 4 were packed and out the door before returning after a chat. The problem isn't because of one specific person, clique, or group. Management has taken a few steps in an attempt to head-off the problem at-large. They've set-up a 24/7 confidential hotline with stress/life counselors without fees or visit limitations. The news feed (AP headlines, I believe) on the lobby monitor has been deactivated. TheDonald.win has been blocked due to "profanity", though no other news or aggregate sites have been blocked. Now they're considering stress management and hostile work environment training for all- likely a movie having the same production quality as high school health film "Syphillus and You".

    The socio-political climate isn't going to change for the better anytime soon, so what has your employer done or is doing to get ahead of people flipping their shit at work?

    #2
    "Ignore it and hope it goes away"

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      #3
      Been with the new company for less than three weeks, in that time two guys have quit and two more were fired and since it's a small operation that is only going to create more stress and work for the drivers that are left.
      Whenever there is doubt, there is no doubt.

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        #4
        Not doing a thing. No one seems more stressed than normal. Hell I hope i never have to go back there again. this work from home biz is awesome.

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          #5
          Seven weeks of vacation a year, and the ability to shoot animals off my back porch.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Eman Resu View Post
            Now they're considering stress management and hostile work environment training for all- likely a movie having the same production quality as high school health film "Syphillus and You".
            Actually, it will be worse. While the high school film might have been a waste of time, at least nobody really had anything better to do as it was, plus you could joke about it later. Wasting adults' time with useless and often condescending training is the type of thing that makes for lower moral, increased work load (the time for the training has to be taken from somewhere else), and may even offend people to the point they just get up and walk out.

            Have fun.


            As to my own employer, well, we have a simple system in place. They simply expect people to put on the big girl panties and get shit done. If they crack, then you stop paying them and hire somebody else.

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              #7
              Everyone stopped giving a damn and started laughing.

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                #8
                getting kind of tired of the repeated
                "if we don't get some more work in here we are going to have to start lay offs"
                crap.....like I can make people crash their cars
                I Need a sig!!!!:frown:

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Redwagon View Post
                  .like I can make people crash their cars
                  well... you could.

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                    #10
                    I dont see it as being the responsibility of the employer on this stuff. We are supposed to be adults, handle yer shit and go to work. Unfortunately there are many who see things the other way and boy are they noisy squeeky wheels. I believe it is a part of our medical but we have access to tele-mental health services and I think in-person if you need it. Although I cant say any but a very few have ever made use of it AFAIK. That is corporate. Our local "policy" is just keep it to a minimum and if someone gets out of hand, a coworker will take them aside and educate them on keeping the mouth shut. Seems to be working.

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                      #11
                      There is nothing being done. We just started back up this week after a four month layoff, so there’s no stress yet that I’ve seen. Most of the instructors are former military with time in the ME and we are working on a military base training service members that many have time in the ME or other deployments, so this shit is stress free compared to that.
                      Last edited by Wheelerfreak; 07-09-2020, 12:28 PM.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Sceep View Post

                        well... you could.
                        After hours vehicle "modifications" in the neighborhoods near the shop? Could work I guess. Do I get paid overtime?

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Scott Cee aka 2drx4 View Post
                          As to my own employer, well, we have a simple system in place. They simply expect people to put on the big girl panties and get shit done. If they crack, then you stop paying them and hire somebody else.
                          This.

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                            #14
                            My employer isn't doing anything except for they furloughed half of our staff and expecting the remaining staff to pick up the workload. Ive never been more stressed and my company really doesn't care.

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                              #15
                              When I was working I was self employeed, ass hole boss expected me to be at work no matter how I felt.

                              You ain't been stressed till you realize everything depends on you

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