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Persistent dread and stress is pervasive on Sunday nights and almost half of respondents to a Monster.com poll classified their Sunday evening anxiety as “really bad” and distressing enough to make them desire a new job. Only 22 percent of respondents reported they do not experience back-to-work “Sunday night blues” on a regular basis while 47 percent classified their Sunday evening anxiety as “really bad” and distressing enough to make them desire a new job.
Workers from the United States reported the highest level of “really bad” Sunday night blues at 59 percent, while France claims the lowest at 20 percent. Germany reports the fewest occurrences of Sunday night blues with 33 percent of respondents stating that they never experience them; 19 percent of Monster US users reported having no Sunday night blues.
The Monster online survey included more than 3,600 responses from Monster.com users and took place from Aug. 5 to Aug. 19, 2013.