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Gov’t Sets Guidelines for Department Store Employees

Gov’t Sets Guidelines for Department Store Employees

SEOUL, Jun. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Employment and Labor announced yesterday that it was implementing a measure that would nurture the well-being of employees in sales positions required to stand for long periods at departments stores and malls. Salespersons are prone to foot problems, backaches, and stress as their jobs require long [...]

Air Traffic Controllers Suffer from Depression and Stress

Air Traffic Controllers Suffer from Depression and Stress

SEJONG, Jun. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Air traffic controllers work to ensure the safe arrival and departure of aircraft. As even the slightest mistake can lead to a catastrophe, it’s a job that requires workers to be in top notch psychological health. The Air Traffic Management Office, which overlooks the welfare of air traffic controllers, [...]

People with Depression More Likely to Be Hooked on Smartphones

People with Depression More Likely to Be Hooked on Smartphones

SEOUL, Nov. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – Research has successfully linked one of modern life’s social ills, smartphone addiction, with poor mental health in the form of depression, anxiety and high levels of stress. The study, published in the “Journal of Mental Health”, was conducted by the Seoul National University College of Medicine. A total of [...]

Korean College Students Drink Alcohol for Wrong Reasons

Korean College Students Drink Alcohol for Wrong Reasons

SEOUL, April 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Collegians who are depressed or stressed out try to find solace in drinking, which exacerbates their mental conditions and perpetuates a cycle of deterioration, a study said Thursday, indicating a different perspective is needed to solve campus drinking problems.  The latest health and social welfare review from the Korea [...]

Poor Students More Prone to Stress and Depression, Report Finds

Poor Students More Prone to Stress and Depression, Report Finds

SEOUL, April 5 (Korea Bizwire) – Teenage students who consider themselves to be economically disadvantaged experience stress, depression and thoughts of suicide significantly more often than those who are better off, according to a report published yesterday. The study conducted by the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs (KIHASA) on the mental health and health [...]

Customer Service Job Can Lead to Sleep Deprivation: Survey

Customer Service Job Can Lead to Sleep Deprivation: Survey

SEOUL, Oct. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Job positions related to customer service can affect workers’ psychology and even lead to sleep disorders, a survey showed Friday.  According to the survey of 13,066 paid workers aged between 20 and 65, those working at customer service job positions complain of sleep problems.  The workers who frequently have [...]