Chuck Haga, "Dwsk rage?," Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN), December 22, 2000
''The people who remain feel more insecure and overworked,'' he said. ''The stress creates a pressure-cooker scenario and if you are under pressure, you blow.''
Government statistics show that workplace assaults have more than doubled in a decade, creating record violence levels.
Next month the Department of the Environment will introduce regulations requiring employers to notify the government of violent incidents to assess the scale of the problem.
Work rage is breaking out in all sectors of British professional life. Paul Thomas, an advertising executive, alleges that earlier this year he was the victim of a spontaneous assault by a senior colleague, who had been sitting calmly at the opposite desk minutes previously.
Ian Burrell and Adrian Levy, "Office workers turn violent in 'suit wars'," Sunday Times, November 5, 1995