Occupational Stress: A Junior Manager's Predicament

            
 
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Case Code : HROB107
Case Length : 06 Pages
Period : -
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Pub Date : 2008
Teaching Note :Not Available
Countries : India
Industry : Pharmaceutical

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Susanth Kumar (Kumar) was a 31-year-old professional working in a pharmaceutical company. He had joined DrugPharmz, a mid-sized pharmaceutical company in India, as Area Manager (AM) a year earlier.

Prior to that, he had worked as a Medical Representative (MR) in a leading pharmaceutical company for nearly five years. To further his career prospects, he had relocated to Hyderabad. It was a big change for Kumar.

The pressures of the job and the new life were becoming overwhelming. Of late, he had begun feeling that his was a thankless job.

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He was getting increasingly irritable, and was suffering from bouts of depression and some other physical disorders as well.

The more he brooded over the happenings of the day, the more he feared that what he had done earlier in the day would most definitely end his career at DrugPharmz, if not in the industry.


A lot of thought had gone into Kumar's decision to join DrugPharmz. Till then, he had avoided making a career move as he was working in Warangal1 - a small town which was also his hometown. He knew that if he wanted a promotion and wanted to progress in his career, he had to venture out of Warangal. He had been contemplating this for the last couple of years and had finally decided that it was high time he went on to the next level...


1] Warangal is a district in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The district headquarter being just 145 km from the state capital of Hyderabad, companies generally have an AM based at Hyderabad look after the territory


 

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