You may have a lot more to worry about than watching your stock portfolio go up in smoke or losing your job. Like getting shot to death in your cubicle by an angry co-worker. According to Fox Business, yet another byproduct of the troubled economy is that "desk rage" is on the rise. That slightly unbalanced colleague who kicks the copy machine when it malfunctions? Now he's liable to crack entirely and bring a rifle to work! Unfortunately, the mild-mannered psychologist that Fox Business interviews doesn't have much useful advice on how to deal with an enraged colleague. He suggests using "reflective listening" to defuse the situation, which sounds a lot less effective to us than, say, turning in the other direction and running for the door.
Submitted discussions can be approved by the author or users followed by this blog.