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Stress Is Just Like a Full-Time Job

David De Lossy/Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Back at the job from your summer vacation?  Feeling stressed already?  Welcome to the club.

Seventy-three percent of respondents from the 2012 Work Stress Survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Everest College reported being stressed by at least one thing at work.

The number one stress inducer, according to the survey, is a crummy paycheck although various other complaints are right behind, such as annoying coworkers, long commutes, too much work and veering off your career path.

The survey reveals that there are plenty of other annoyances that create stress like poor work-life balance, lack of opportunities to advance and of course, the boss from hell.

Surprisingly, fear of losing your job ranked near the bottom of major stressors as people seem less worried about job security than they have since the start of the Great Recession.

Yet, any kind of stress at work is not helpful, according to John Swartz, regional director of career services at Everest College, who says it “reduces productivity, lessens job satisfaction, lowers morale and has a negative impact on health” while costing employers billions of dollars every year.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

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