4 Scientific Reasons Why Waiting Tables Is the Most Stressful Job Out There

Most of the folks who have held a food server job during their lives will tell you that it can be a very stressful line of work. In fact, anyone who's ever worked with the general public, whether it be in a restaurant, a retail store, etc., will likely say the same. It's tough dealing with people, right? Well, yes, that's true. But, waiting tables comes with a lot of stresses that go far beyond just dealing with rude customers.

The 5 Most Stressful Food Service Jobs

There's a reason the great Tina Fey once said that her job producing, writing, and starring in 30 Rock was less stressful than "managing a Chili's on a Friday night." The job is set up to encourage stress: everything you have to do needed to happen five minutes ago, it's a multitasking nightmare, and you're dealing with the public. Often, the public is hungry. Always, the public seems to have gone out to eat because they're not allowed to abuse their families at home. You get the idea: food service is stressful.

Today’s 4 Most Stressful Jobs

There is a lot to consider when choosing a profession. Stress is not the only factor that comes into play when making that decision. In fact, many of the most stressful jobs identified through a recent study from CareerCast are especially rewarding, stimulating, and important careers. But, they certainly are stressful.

The 5 Least Stressful Jobs of 2014

If you're thinking of changing jobs this year, you're probably already considering factors like aptitude, salary, and occupational outlook. Here's another thing to add to your list: maybe you'd like your next job to be a little less stressful, too.

Stressed Across America [infographic]

Stressful jobs are the same, no matter where you live. If you're a heart surgeon or an air traffic controller, you're going to be a little tense from time to time. But some cities have higher concentrations of certain stressful jobs. PayScale's latest infographic looks at these.

Most Stressful Jobs and What They Pay

If you’ve ever had a job, you’ve likely experienced stress related to that job. And, most of us expect to deal with some level of work-related stress. It’s inevitable, isn’t it? However, work stress can lead to some serious consequences …