Some respond to the stress by yelling at the CSRs, linemen and their own crew. Or making their copilot do all the cleaning. I've told my horror stories and they are relevant to this discussion but I'll be called names or that I have a poor work ethic, or that "my cousins best friend's uncle who met someone at a bar worked with BEEF SUPREME and that guy is a terrible pilot with a bad attitude."It’s not hard. It’s just more things on your to do list. When the flying part of the job starts getting difficult, all that other stuff just adds to the stress. Some can handle it, some can’t.
Thankfully we don't need to go there.
My point was that all of these things add up to task saturation and stress. At the end of the day those spoiled, lazy 121 pilots who are fat dumb and happy are more likely to catch a mistake than the guy who is worried about the soda can expiration date or if he ordered gas early enough or whatever stupid issue took bandwidth away from safety.
But yeah waiting on the rampers that lost a bag and redo the bag count while you clock 30 minutes late can be excruciatingly painful for someone that as a captain did everything. I have to push the little voice that is like "I'll just do it myself." I'm getting paid. I'm safe. It sucks for the passengers but we aren't going to forget something important.