'Sunday scaries' cause work-related stress for more than half of American professionals: survey

'Sunday scaries' cause work-related stress for more than half of American professionals: survey

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More than half of working professionals in the U.S. are facing anxiety ahead of the workweek.

The phenomenon, which LinkedIn is calling the “Sunday Scaries,” is impacting 66% of professionals, according to a recent work survey from the online job board and social network.

According to LinkedIn’s survey, Sunday Scaries are defined as the “stress and anxiousness” a person feels on Sunday nights before they have to return to work on Monday.

More than half of working professionals in the U.S. are facing anxiety ahead of the workweek, a new LinkedIn work survey has found.
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Nearly 3,000 Americans were surveyed to help LinkedIn determine the prevalence of Sunday Scaries in America.

Forty-one percent of the survey’s respondents said they believe the coronavirus pandemic has caused or worsened their Sunday anxieties.

Almost a third of male professionals (31%) cited the pandemic as the leading cause of them having their first bout with Sunday Scaries.

Millennials and Gen Z were said to be the most afflicted with Sunday Scaries, according to LinkedIn. Both groups had 78% of respondents who report having pre-work stress on Sundays. 

“The Sunday Scaries are not necessarily a sign that you need to leave your job or change careers,” Catherine Fisher, a career expert at LinkedIn Career, told Fox News.

Almost a third of male professionals (31%) cited the pandemic as the leading cause of them having their first bout with Sunday Scaries, according to a new LinkedIn work survey.
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“It’s OK to ask for help,” Fisher said. “Spend some time brainstorming challenges and possible solutions to discuss with your manager, who may be able to help things feel more manageable.”

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