Secretaries are an important and valuable set of people in a business setting. They are a unique group of people with their distinct personal attributes and character. Secretaries have a high tendency to fall into webs of addiction because of the kind of work they perform.
There are jobs that have a high degree of stress and expose secretaries to some levels of risk and as such, they are compelled to use drugs and alcohol to ease the stress and relieve them from fatigue. Secretaries in many cases stand as office assistants, and they perform extra work which may induce them to work beyond their personal and physical limitations for fear of being dismissed, hence they use drugs and alcohol to achieve maximum work rate.
Similarly, secretaries find themselves working long hours in order to meet up with submitting a task. They sometimes work late into the night just to make sure they finish up. In order for them to stay awake and conscious, they take alcohol or drugs to keep their minds and brain active, when this becomes persistent, they fall into addiction.
Also, working for long hours can have a negative physical and emotional effect especially when working alone. Secretaries develop anxiety disorders and signs of depression, deprivation from relaxation and recreational pursuits. They acquire negative feelings during the process and use drugs to suppress them. There is a high tendency to experience hurt and exhibit some harmful behaviors and dent the image of the office or company where they work.
Losing balance between work and daily life is common among secretaries. They are unable to control how much attention they give to their work and the other parts of their lives deteriorates. There is a lot of pressure from work, and frustration sets in when they are unable to cope with the pressure. A lot of time is used in working making them neglect spending time with families and friends.
Lack of enjoyment and recreation can lead to issues of depression and unhappiness, and this can affect their productivity at work. This prompts them to start using prescription drugs and medications to control their emotional and psychological trauma.
With secretaries bringing addictions to work, the consequence is that they become to exhibit negative behaviors at work such as lateness to work and sometimes absenteeism. There would be a drop in the level of efficiency in the long run if solution is not found to the addiction.