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Stress at Work

I constantly feel like everybody at work hates me. I make one mistake and I feel like nobody there is ever gonna like me and like I'm always going to be awful at my job. People there are nice, but work always gives me anxiety no matter where I am or the job.

Posted at Jun 28, 2015 2:17 AM, 11 comments

The hardest thing about work for me is I don't want to go but I have to. I know its obvious but I can't call in because then all I do is worry and work myself up until I am there again and I know that everything's fine. Sometimes I wish I got paid to just lay in bed because waking up, having to talk myself into going and throwing up until I get there and sometimes even until I leave, isn't worth any amount of money.

Posted at Jun 22, 2015 11:46 PM, 3 comments

I'm always so hard on myself when I'm so mentally exhausted after work that I can't seem to motivate myself to work on my own projects. I talk about this all the time in therapy and I know I need to be nicer to myself, I just feel like I'm failing!

Posted at Jun 26, 2015 2:41 AM, 2 comments

Nervous about work tomorrow. Even though I know I have the day off going back after not being there makes me very anxious. Like what if something changed and I don't know and I look stupid or get yelled at. I don't know why I care if people give me additude or yell at me. I don't know why but stuff like that has always affected me. I always take it so personally and I take it to heart. If I feel like that person is mad at me it makes it bad.

Posted at Jun 24, 2015 4:35 AM, 5 comments

I would give anything, truly anything, to not have to go to work today.

Posted at Jun 24, 2015 9:05 AM, 0 comments

Dear coworker and supervisor, please stop whispering in a nearby room when I'm the only one here. It makes me so paranoid sometimes. Also I kind of hate the sound of whispering.

Posted at Jun 24, 2015 7:22 PM, 1 comments

I get so overwhelmed by all the little things I need to do at work and at home. They aren't even a big deal (chores, laundry, checking email, etc.), but they pile up in my head. I need to relax and let go of my perfectionism. Just get it done and don't worry about doing a great job with everything. Just do your best on each task and move on.

Posted at Jun 22, 2015 9:39 PM, 0 comments

People who whistle at work. Don't. Just bloody don't.

Posted at Jun 25, 2015 9:18 PM, 1 comments

I can't stand my job anymore. The monotony is making me crazy and I feel depressed and exhausted and like I'm wasting my life.

Posted at Jun 23, 2015 3:33 AM, 0 comments

I keep being late to work and I feel so irresponsible and unprofessional. It's frustrating because sometimes I only just miss the bus. This is pretty much all my fault though, and I can't seem to stop doing it.

Posted at Jun 26, 2015 11:41 AM, 0 comments

I have a lot of "first" days in what I do, I'm never based in the same place. Today I felt sick to my stomach, hands were sweaty, heart pounding. I'm sure the team doesn't like me. I'm only here today and I'm with another team tomorrow!

Posted at Jun 22, 2015 7:53 AM, 0 comments

So tempted to skip work tomorrow and just sleep all day and not think about anything.

Posted at Jun 22, 2015 3:49 AM, 0 comments

I was excited to start a factory job because of the income that is ddesperately needed but now I find myself hating the place. I can never keep a job due to being anxious on what to do that day, speaking to others & having this perception that others just hate me.

Posted at Jun 24, 2015 1:20 AM, 0 comments

My anxiety has gotten so bad that I feel anxious just going to my daily job. I have to talk myself out of the "fight or flight" feeling where I just want to run home and say "screw this place and all the emotions it brings me!"

Posted at Jun 23, 2015 1:56 AM, 0 comments

It's so frustrating at work when I'm trying to get different things done and my boss is like did you do this yet and can you check on this and you need to talk to this person about this. I'm like holy S*** lady can you just give me a list of what you need and I will let you know....

Posted at Jun 22, 2015 1:23 PM, 0 comments

Can't believe how mean people can be to those working in customer service/minimum wage jobs, the lack of empathy and respect is shocking sometimes. Wishing peace and calm to all those dealing with it, you deserve better

Posted at Jun 21, 2015 4:32 PM, 0 comments

I greatly dislike dealing with upset customers because I work for a company which doesn't serve quality products. I feel bad for everyone who uses our products, but they take out all of their frustrations on me when I'm just trying to help. It makes me not want to help anyone, ever.

Posted at Jun 24, 2015 1:48 AM, 0 comments

I am starting a new role at work, and many people have significantly changed how they treat me and talk to me. People are upset that I was the person hired into the new supervisory role. They think I haven't paid my dues in time with the company. I hear people whispering about me behind my back as I enter rooms. I have become paranoid that everyone is always talking about me. I don't know who I can trust. It feels toxic, but I need the job, the money, and the health benefits.

Posted at Jun 21, 2015 3:06 PM, 0 comments

I'm having a hard time staying motivated. My last job was just go, go, go all the time forever. That's not what I have here - thank goodness - but it's like I've forgotten how to motivate myself intrinsically.

Posted at Jun 25, 2015 2:37 AM, 0 comments

I want so badly to take time off. When I got this job, I was so excited to have "unlimited PTO". Well, while it's unlimited, there is NEVER a good time to use it. I am so scared to go on vacation and to come back to a mountain of work. It ruins the entire idea of vacation for me. Vacation is supposed to be relaxing, but with the nature of my work, and thanks to my anxiety, I'd never be able to enjoy it. I wish I could just go without any consequences.

Posted at Jun 23, 2015 3:05 PM, 0 comments

I'm on medical leave from work due to anxiety and while I feel a load off my shoulders because I don't have to worry about work, I'm worried that over the next two months I'll become obsessed with planning and cooking and being the perfect girlfriend. That just ain't me.

Posted at Jun 23, 2015 6:03 AM, 0 comments

I want to leave my job and its only been like 6 months. After work I am too tired and drained to do much of anything and the job itself is so repetitive. I eat lunch alone at work everyday and the office is dead quiet so much of the time. It's depressing and I want to leave.

Posted at Jun 21, 2015 6:51 PM, 0 comments

I got a meeting request from the 2 big bosses at my work (a small, small company of only 10 staff or so) titled "Quick Check In", with no explanation as to what it was regarding. Where did my mind go first? That I was going to get talked to about my phone use at work, of course. I have no reason to think this is why. But my mind wants me to believe it and I can't get rid of the thought. I hate ruminating.

Posted at Jun 26, 2015 5:28 AM, 0 comments

While there are some aspects of my job I like, overall it is very tedious and I feel so tired most of the time. I do a lot of desk/computer work, which seems to increase the random chronic pain in already a hypochondriac about. I don't want to go back on Monday. It feels never ending and so monotonous, and all the detail checking that is necessary worsens my OCD behaviors. I feel guilty because I should be grateful I have a job but I also just want to run away and not look back.

Posted at Jun 21, 2015 3:23 PM, 0 comments

It's so stressful how i get out at work at 1am and the next day i have a school regents

Posted at Jun 21, 2015 2:49 PM, 0 comments
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