However, a new study has found that being a waiter or waitress can be even more stressful than we thought, even more so than being a neurosurgeon (or any type of doctor) or stockbroker, not to mention a teacher, a scientist, an architect, a janitor, a miner or a manual worker. Being a waiter may seem like a good job, but it's actually a very stressful role. Waiters must be physically fit, courteous, quick and professional when serving a variety of alcoholic beverages to customers. In the meantime, they have to maintain their composure while serving drunk customers, especially during peak periods, such as holidays.
Waiter work is very stressful. Many people see it as a good way for young people to give quick advice. However, considering the age of many waiters, they have to deal with great responsibilities. The job of a personal assistant is very stressful because of the large number of administrative tasks they have to manage.
Plus, you'll be responsible for running a lot of errands (including personal ones) for your boss, and you'll have little time to take a break. A commercial airline pilot may have a glamorous job that provides plenty of travel opportunities, but it's also one of the most stressful jobs in the world. Commenting on the findings, lead researcher Dingli Xu said that more research is needed to determine if work stress is directly related to an increased risk of stroke or if external factors related to work stress are to blame. It may seem common sense that demanding jobs with little control equate to more stress, but the study contained some severe warnings, showing that 4.4 percent of a person's risk of stroke is due to work stress, a figure that increases to 6.5 percent in women.
By comparison, a job such as serving in a restaurant, which often involves a lack of a sense of empowerment, customer demands, management, and an unsociable schedule, can have the worst impact on stress. When they re-divided participants by gender, scientists found that women in high-stress jobs had a 33% higher risk of having a stroke than women in low-stress jobs. It's extremely difficult to satisfy guests at events, and this makes the job of event coordinator one of the most stressful jobs in the United States. People in passive and active jobs had no greater risk of having a stroke compared to people placed in the low-stress work category.