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Desk rage

Posted by ESC on April 24, 2001

A variation on "road rage."

DESK RAGE -- (From "...Employees of service-related companies seem to experience the highest incidence of workplace violence, with stress on the job as the main cause. (U.S.) Department of Justice information reveals that, on average, 2 million people are victims of workplace violence each year. About 1,000 of those are homicides, with assaults, assaults with a deadly weapon, robberies, and rapes, making up the rest.

Another form of workplace violence, known as 'desk rage,' which includes screaming, throwing objects, and other serious acts of violence against coworkers, has increased. Providing appropriate training to employees is a demonstration that management takes threats and aberrant behavior seriously. Employees should be encouraged to report such incidents to management..."