Dealing with Stress
at Work

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Stress at Work

Coworkers are verbally abusive, saying anxiety is "pathetic" and that I should "grow up and get over it". I wish they would have a panic attack so they will understand what it's like.

Posted at Jul 4, 2015 10:41 PM, 6 comments

Seems like every time there's an important day at work my body shuts down and becomes sick. I hate looking like a failure/faker. No one understands what anxiety can do to your body

Posted at Jul 1, 2015 3:56 PM, 4 comments

Laying in bed just dreading work. It's a good job and I should be thankful, but I'm so anxious and I just want to lay in bed :(

Posted at Jun 29, 2015 11:38 AM, 0 comments

I hate Monday's. Every Monday I wake up and reevaluate my life. My job is ok, I like my co workers, I just feel like I should be doing something else.

Posted at Jun 30, 2015 4:46 PM, 1 comments

As I sit in our weekly meeting my mind feels like it's running a marathon. The world around me feels like it's a dream and I feel invisible. My anxiety is spiraling into depression and I feel alone in a room full of people. I want to crawl into a hole in cry and my co-workers have no clue the pain inside me.... But I refuse to give up... I can't let my anxiety win..

Posted at Jun 30, 2015 1:37 PM, 0 comments

I have a 10 hour shift with a guy who hates me.. All my coworkers talk behind my back .. Help:( I'm really anxious and sad and I keep crying but I don't know why

Posted at Jul 4, 2015 7:34 PM, 0 comments

The verbal abuse I experience from executive management each day has taken its toll. I need to talk to my boss today and tell him I've relapsed in my depression. I've shared with him my anxiety disorder. I have never disclosed my depression. It's now effecting my work, im struggling to keep up with the already overwhelming work load. Ive fallen off the tipping point. I'm ready to walk out the door and never come back. This job has pushed me too far and it's certainly not worth it.

Posted at Jun 30, 2015 7:14 PM, 0 comments

I sometimes fear that I'm being too negative at work. When I bring up issues or things that aren't working, I wonder whether I'm being productive or just whinging and I fear that I look like a whinger. I guess I worry too much what people think of me, and whether able to moderate my emotions adequately at work. We're all human beings at the end of the day

Posted at Jul 1, 2015 10:44 AM, 0 comments

I try so hard every day at work but it just seems like nothing ever gets done. I just wish there was some tangible goal or accomplishment other than just "survive". I guess that's just how retail works, though.

Posted at Jul 3, 2015 3:38 AM, 0 comments

I'm so sick of doing all of the work while lazy people sit around and do nothing! I need to stop being such a pushover :(

Posted at Jun 29, 2015 1:52 PM, 0 comments

I get up so freaking early Monday to Friday for long shifts and once the weekend is here all I can do is lie in bed and feel bad about myself. Don't want to get up incase I feel like I got up and did stuff for no reason

Posted at Jul 4, 2015 12:41 AM, 0 comments

CN: caregiver secondary trauma, anxiety, work I work as a caregiver, & so often I feel like a failure. I struggle right now w/ my own mental illnesses & there are days where I don't want to come in, I just need a day to myself. Inevitably though I end up in a better mood, as you kind of have to make your priorites about the individual instead of you. Just wish I could stop feeling so crappy when I'm needed.

Posted at Jul 3, 2015 11:46 PM, 0 comments

A 12 hours shift is killing me day after day..since 2011..

Posted at Jul 4, 2015 11:17 PM, 0 comments

I work at a hotel (I have 6 job titles) and I get called the b word, and c word almost daily. I've been almost punched, threatened had things thrown at me and my bosses use me for their personal benefit and then take the credit. I don't have a car and I'm leaving in 2 months. I don't know what to do. I hit my breaking point today. I'm stuck

Posted at Jul 3, 2015 3:35 AM, 0 comments

I'm feeling a lot of anxiety about my work load right now. It's hard to even start a project, and I begin to have panic symptoms. I'm a Director at my company, but I feel so scared and incapacitated sometimes because my work environment is rife with my panic triggers - noises, disrespect towards others, indecision, it's always freezing. I'm taking it one hour at a time, and being kind to myself, but I just want to be alone or at home. The environment makes me panic.

Posted at Jun 30, 2015 8:02 PM, 0 comments

I have a job but my significant other is having a hard time finding one.It has been a little over 2months for him. We live together and it has taken a large toll on his mental health. He is always upset bc of it and I have no idea how to help I feel like I have tried everything.

Posted at Jul 2, 2015 8:13 PM, 0 comments

Based on Gretchen Rubin's habit test I'm a "rebel" - which has made it very hard to stick with anything work-wise...the moment something "works"/makes sense I don't feel like doing it anymore. I know I'm highly capable, get job offers, but don't want them after initial excitement wears off. It makes me hate myself, feel lazy, it's torture at times, bc I generally am a grateful person. Solution: been working on short term projects, it suits my personality better. Self knowledge has worked best.

Posted at Jul 3, 2015 4:40 PM, 0 comments

I get physically ill from the idiocy I deal with on a daily basis. I'm so incredibly tired of doing my work over and over bc upper management is so disorganized. I'm revisiting a project I completed 6 months ago bc a VP upstairs just needs to have more input... So for the fourth time we're starting over. It's beyond disheartening and makes me feel like I'm wasting my life here. Life is too short for this. I want to feel empowered and meaningful... Time to find a place where I can do just that!

Posted at Jun 29, 2015 5:31 PM, 0 comments

I work long hours as an assistant manager at a terrible food service job where my boss never appreciates me and it's so frustrating because I have a degree but I'm so anxious about finding a job in my field because I've been here so long and change just freaks me out...

Posted at Jul 2, 2015 4:37 PM, 0 comments

I graduated from college 2 years ago. I was unemployed for 6 months and finally got a small job, but the strange part is that I don't feel happy about it, the ambient is cool the co-workers are really nice but I really don't feel happy or excited about this new job.

Posted at Jul 1, 2015 2:14 PM, 0 comments

Je me sent seul rien a faire auccun avec qui parller. Mais cv je pense que sa iras mieux dm1 sans dOut

Posted at Jul 2, 2015 2:51 AM, 0 comments

The meeting I was so stressed about ended up being regarding a co-worker who is quitting in September. She's the head of my department, so now I'm so worried thinking about the massive workload I'm going to have going into August and September. I'm doing my supervisor's job for the summer, AND now I will be helping to do her boss' job too? I am feeling so sick at the thought of how much extra work I'm going to have to put in around that time. Transitions never go smoothly here.

Posted at Jun 29, 2015 10:36 PM, 0 comments
2 what's stress when this exists am I right

Posted at Jul 4, 2015 6:25 AM, 0 comments

When I am obviously in the middle of something and my boss comes up and says "I'm to tired to finish this, I'm going home. I expect you to get it done."...

Posted at Jul 5, 2015 6:42 AM, 0 comments

Southern California traffic. Enough said.

Posted at Jun 30, 2015 8:14 AM, 0 comments
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