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Exercises

1: In this scenario, John is working on a project at Technology Systems and is on a tight deadline. He’s often late for work because of traffic. He submits the final status report about the project on time, but didn’t do a thorough job. Susan, his manager, finds mistakes in his work and gives him a stern warning. John feels depressed because his performance will adversely affect his appraisal. Because he’s upset, he forgets to get the groceries his wife, Sally, asked him to pick up. When he gets home, Sally accuses John of neglecting his family.

Do you think John is a victim of stress?

If you answered yes, what are the causes of his stress?

Put yourself in John’s place. What could you do to eliminate stress?

2: List the common causes of personal and work stress.




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