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Many people are coming to the conclusion that the pressures of the modern workplace are just too much to handle.

The fairer economic climate of the 1990s has hardly diminished this intense pressure for working men and women. Along with the pressure, the old security of having a 'job for life' seems to have evaporated. Changing markets and continual innovations in technology mean that companies are ever having to change their staff, and employees are needing to retrain. Not surprisingly some ask: 'Isn't there a better way of earning a living?'

Dr John Benton

During the 1980s, with the possibility of unemployment hanging over our heads, many companies put increasing demands on their staff. We went through a phase when it seemed that you were either unemployed with no work or employed but expected to do the work of two people.