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Work family conflict could make you abusive

Work family conflict could make you abusive
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People whose family life regularly interferes with their job are more likely to become emotionally exhausted and, in turn, verbally abusive, say a study. Having a supportive boss could, however, curtail this harmful spiral. Indeed, when family life interfered with work (such as having to miss an important meeting because of a sick child), participants reported higher emotional exhaustion,

New York: People whose family life regularly interferes with their job are more likely to become emotionally exhausted and, in turn, verbally abusive, say a study. Having a supportive boss could, however, curtail this harmful spiral. Indeed, when family life interfered with work (such as having to miss an important meeting because of a sick child), participants reported higher emotional exhaustion, which led them to be ruder or verbally abusive towards supervisors, co-workers and family members. Employees can also engage in emotional and physical recovery activities both at work and at home, such as a lunch break away from the office or stretching exercises for relaxation, Chang said.

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