Dealing with Stress
at Work

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Stress at Work

My job is awful. And I hate complaining about it because I need to be grateful for having one. I'm the lowest paid manager. I'm female. Surrounded by males that diminish my role. My knowledge and value is unrecognized. I'm burning out, or already there. Stress is taking such a toll, my body is turning against me. 4+ years trying to get another job. I will not give up.

Posted at Jun 11, 2015 2:02 AM, 20 comments

I struggle at work because I am surrounding by incredible, hardworking people. That's a great thing, but it also creates a lot of stress for me because I am constantly worried about how I measure up and if I will ever be as successful as them.

Posted at Jun 10, 2015 10:06 PM, 19 comments

My first technique to you : have your lunch hour away from work and take it from 1 to 2 vrs12 to 1 this way you don't see your co workers for 2hs during their lunch hour snd yours. Stay tuned for more tomorrow

Posted at Jun 11, 2015 2:05 AM, 10 comments

I am ashamed to admit this, but I am unhappy when I see others succeed. Secretly, I want them to fail and I am filled with rage to watch people I know have the things I want. I obsess about their success, as if it somehow has anything to do with my own. I am deeply afraid of failure. I always feel less successful than everyone else. And this angers me because I feel like I deserve more. I'm trying to realize that other people's success has nothing to do with my sense of failure. I can do this.

Posted at Jun 12, 2015 4:18 PM, 13 comments

Medicine is tough. How can I care for my patients if I can't care for myself?

Posted at Jun 7, 2015 11:22 AM, 10 comments

It feels like I'm living for my job. I'm not living to live. I'm not living for myself, or my boyfriend, I'm living for my job. And I can't change that without going broke

Posted at Jun 9, 2015 5:19 PM, 4 comments

I start my new job in about 45 minutes. I'm extremely anxious, because I haven't truly worked in about a year after being fired for taking FMLA. I haven't worked a 40 hour week in years, and I'm worried I'll get sick again from the stress. I don't want to get fired again just because I'm anxious, I have to have a job...

Posted at Jun 8, 2015 2:23 PM, 3 comments

I want to feel like I'm doing a good job. I always feel like I'm letting my boss and coworkers down

Posted at Jun 9, 2015 10:35 PM, 1 comments

I constantly feel like I'm running out of time. I worry so much about the amount of work I have that it stops me being productive. Ends up being a cycle of worrying and not getting work done.

Posted at Jun 9, 2015 9:41 AM, 1 comments

I just want to find a job, at this point I don't care that it had nothing to do with my major. I feel like such a failure because I can't find anything

Posted at Jun 12, 2015 6:58 PM, 0 comments

I found out today that my position may be cut. I feel like my boss just wants to get rid of me and I honestly don't know what I did. This has been my dream job for years. I'll find out next year, exactly one year after I started there, if I still have a job or not. It's a very crummy situation

Posted at Jun 12, 2015 4:07 AM, 0 comments

I am passionate about work that has very little reward--no money, no thanks, no "pats on the back" from anyone. Yet, I believe in what I do. I need courage and strength to get through this, to keep my head above the water before I drown. I also know that if I chose a more "rewarded" profession (more money, more support), I would feel as I was drowning in someone else's dream rather than my own. Everyday is a battle for me, learning to swim in my own water.

Posted at Jun 11, 2015 11:09 PM, 0 comments

I'm going to apply for my first job tomorrow. I'm so scared but I'm excited at the same time. My mom wants me to work at a laundry mat (that way I'm not around people a lot) I'm however, wanting to work at a daycare or seniorcare facility (that way I HAVE to be around people and learn how to handle stress) besides I love helping people. It makes me happy :)

Posted at Jun 11, 2015 10:33 PM, 0 comments

I think the worst part of my job is that I'm sitting in an urgent care full of disrespectful people for 12 hours and the amount of time I'm allowed for lunch is only 30 minutes.. I can barely escape to have a break to get my mind back from feeling terrible and exhausted!

Posted at Jun 11, 2015 6:36 PM, 0 comments

I graduated school today. It felt like this humongous load was lifted off my shoulders. I might have to go back in 3 months, but this past year was a struggle and I was so ready to be done.

Posted at Jun 10, 2015 6:41 PM, 0 comments

My husband lost his job last week. We moved from NZ to Australia last year and I don't have a job and didn't intend on getting one as I had to be there for our kids. Now we are both unemployed. I said I would look for work so I have applied for about 40 jobs so far. But he has only applied for 2. I am so stressed out because our savings will only take us to 2 months and we don't qualify for any assistance here in Oz. I just need to find work or my husband needs to be proactive and look for work

Posted at Jun 8, 2015 12:29 AM, 0 comments

I haven't had a day off in 14 days so far. All I have the energy for anymore is going to work and then going to bed. We just got a new hire and its my job to make sure he understands how to run saute when he has only ever worked fast food before. Needless to say its slow learning for him and in the meantime its slowing me down which causes me to be behind for the rest of the day causing the boss to be upset and repeating. I just want a day to myself to sleep...

Posted at Jun 11, 2015 7:57 AM, 0 comments

Work is pretty much a non-stop panic attack for me. Today my boss asked me if I wanted to go home early because I was feeling awful due to my panic symptoms but I decided to stay and try to pull through it. I've thought about quitting a few times but I've decided that would be giving into the anxiety and all I want is to get better. I'm sure quitting would just make it all worse.

Posted at Jun 11, 2015 12:48 AM, 0 comments

My finals are really stressing me out! I don't know what to do and I'm running out of time. I spent this Sunday on my bed crying and just staring at books. Only ONE WEEK LEFT. I really hope to pass.

Posted at Jun 8, 2015 2:14 AM, 0 comments

I work in retail and it's the worst. And it doesn't necessarily involve the customers (even though I've had my days) but the employees are terrifying. I want to quit but I don't have any jobs backed up. I know I'll be so much happier leaving but I'm scared of going broke and feeling useless.

Posted at Jun 12, 2015 8:02 AM, 0 comments

I love my job but the stress it puts on me makes my lupus flare up and then I end up missing because of it. I hate that I'm having to consider a new job just because of how bad this is making me. I've been hospitalized 2 times in 6 months and have made many ER trips because of my job. My boss is amazing but there's only so much she can do. If it weren't for her I would've already had to quit.

Posted at Jun 11, 2015 11:41 PM, 0 comments

Dear customers: please stop putting things back where you think they go. That's not helping. Thank u.

Posted at Jun 11, 2015 6:14 AM, 0 comments

I feel like I'm doing everything wrong, that I'm useless. Even when people tell me that what I'm doing is good I just can't believe it...

Posted at Jun 10, 2015 6:55 AM, 0 comments

I've got my finals and I am really glad the year is over but I am so anxious and exhausted and there is so much pressure to get good grades especially because I am applying to other schools in the fall and I need my GPA to stay high. Also I hate that my teachers say grades don't matter because they do and idk I'm just so irratible and nervous

Posted at Jun 8, 2015 10:03 PM, 0 comments

I'm considered the veteran in my position at my job even though I've only been there 5 years. The amount of job duties that I have is significantly higher than my coworkers duties. I feel like I'm being pulled in all these directions and I constantly have a urgent item to do. I get overwhelmed and the stress gets to me bad. I also deal with the public and that can be hard as well. My tolerance for rude people is low. I've thought about quitting, but I have bills and my job is a great job!

Posted at Jun 12, 2015 5:21 AM, 0 comments
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