In the current scenario, the common news in newspapers is that many highly educated and dual income couples prefer to opt for divorce, separation or the partner may get killed by the spouse. The reason for this may be due to the immense stress they face at work and also due to the family environment. Their work-life balance is very poor, suffer high ego, unable to spend time with family members and are pampered children of their parents. If the person is highly educated, has high income, and also receives support from family members, he /she can face failure easily which is caused by family life; for others, they may end up making harsh decisions like committing suicide, lodging a report against their spouse, starting unhealthy habits which affect his /her health or harass their life partner. This motivated the researchers to carry out the study of less educated, lower income female employees who are working in the tannery industry. The researchers found that current experiences and dual earners are the most important independent variables in predicting stress, such as hypertension, obesity and gynecological problems. The researchers also found respondents with certain demographic profiles to work more productively than others. This study also reveals the most and least preferred attributes of work life balance. © Universiti Putra Malaysia Press.