While we know that every person finds his job stressful; no matter what profession he is in, we are certain that some jobs are much more stress-causing and some can even affect the mental health of the employees at a pretty serious level. One such job is serving at the restaurants among other service based industries where employees have to rely on tips. The reasons are not limited to the obvious ones that we see or already know. If we go deeper, we can understand how tough actually their job is, for both men and women.
One of the prime reasons behind this large amount of unavoidable stress that is caused is the reliance of the employees on the tips given by customers for their wages. It happens in other industries as well and women are in fact more susceptible to some mental-health problems as they are always asked to keep a happy face, regardless of how they are feeling inside. This itself is a huge point of concern.
A study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, on this Tuesday, confirmed this fact after a detailed analysis. The study surveyed nearly 2,586 men and 2,815 women within the age group of 24 to 33 years. The results of this study showed that women in these working conditions are relatively more prone to mental-health related problems such as stress, sleep problems and depression as well.
In the U.S., some campaigns are being held especially for the tipped employees, asking to increase their minimum wages. These campaigns are gaining momentum day by day with more and more people coming together and joining with these. The state leaders in New York are, in response to these campaigns, considering raising the minimum wage of the tipped employees from $8.65 per hour to nearly $15 per hour.
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