Stress at work is nothing new, but it's getting to the point for some that they're ready to quit and look for another gig.

A survey by Randstrad Engagement offered further proof that stress seems to be growing among workers despite the improving economy. The survey also validated earlier data that indicated women suffer more from workplace stress than do men.

Randstad found that workplace stress trails only to inadequate pay and lack of career opportunities as a factor in quitting a job. Further, 27 percent of women survey cited stress as the reason they quit, compared to 22 percent of male respondents.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.