4 easy ways to beat stress at work by Gabrielle Solomon @FortuneMagazine February 6, 2008, 11:59 PM EDT E-mail Tweet Facebook Google Plus Linkedin Share icons The No. 1 reason why people quit a job is excessive stress, according to a recent study. Yet HR managers think insufficient pay and lack of career development are the issues, says Fortune’s Anne Fisher in her February 7 Ask Annie column. You can’t count on your company to help you cope. So how do you manage stress at work?