This New Study Proves Deadlines Are Scarier Than Death
Does thinking about your dissertation, end of term essay hand-in, or the exam you’ll come back to after Easter make you feel literal, intense fear? You aren’t alone.
According to new research, most people find deadlines more terrifying than the thought of their own death.
Deadlines really are that bad.
When conducting their annual Stressful Jobs Reader Survey, CareerCast polled over 1,000 people and asked them to rate the things that make them most stressed.
30% of people rated deadlines as their biggest source of anxiety. Meanwhile, only 7% found the idea of themselves dying at work to be the most frightening thing that could happen to them.
The survey does relate to workplace stress specifically, but is there anything more terrifying than doing a library all-nighter, up against the clock, wondering if you’ll make the hand-in on time? No.
At least now you have this defence next time someone says, “So, how’s uni?”
How stressed are you about uni work right now?
How's uni going?
- I'm chill.
- It's a bit stressful, but I can handle it.
- So. Stressed. I welcome death.