Dealing with Stress
at Work

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Stress at Work

I'm so nervous at work. I'm a teenager and I work for McDonald's, and my coworkers are all really cool and interesting. At times, it feels like they're all best friends and I'm just an outsider. I try my best to be nice to everybody and to talk even when it's the most frightening thing in the world to me. I just want to belong and not to have to stress over people. I try my best to be nice and fair to everyone, but it never works. It's making me get depressed, because I'm getting really lonely.

Posted at Jul 12, 2015 8:56 PM, 0 comments

i cant find a job. I feel useless and stupid.

Posted at Jul 18, 2015 1:37 AM, 0 comments

I'm pretty sure my boss thinks I'm superwoman. Hint: I am not. 😩

Posted at Jul 15, 2015 4:20 AM, 0 comments

Working as a server brings me extreme anxiety daily. Working for rude customers and feeling under appreciated feels demeaning. Working for a wage that a stranger decides feels demeaning. I also tend to over analyze situations and beat myself up over mistakes or things I said. I know this job isn't right for me where I am in my life, but I can't leave due to the comfort and safety of the stable employment.

Posted at Jul 13, 2015 2:15 AM, 0 comments

I will no longer let insignificant, little-minded, judgemental people get to me.

Posted at Jul 14, 2015 1:30 AM, 0 comments

I have to do everything by myself. If I dont do it no one will. Everything is on my back.

Posted at Jul 16, 2015 9:11 PM, 0 comments

I find out if I lose my job today and I'm freaking out about it

Posted at Jul 16, 2015 6:44 PM, 0 comments

4.5 more hours at work and I'm so exhausted. Just want to sleep

Posted at Jul 14, 2015 4:01 PM, 0 comments

I told my manager everything and now I feel twice as anxious as I did before even though he's been nothing but supportive. I don't deserve this job

Posted at Jul 18, 2015 11:40 PM, 0 comments

I work at a restaurant and I've been working a lot of closing shifts lately and it's killing me! I'm out of school now and I was hoping to get more mornings even though I'm hardly working mornings at all. To make things worse, they guy I like works in the morning and I hardly get to see him. He is gourgeous and has a personality that could like the universe. My anxitey gets bad at work because I have to work late and I have sensory issues . I just want to cry some nights at work.

Posted at Jul 16, 2015 12:45 AM, 0 comments

What's the worst job someone with anxiety could have? Say, one where you're paid to worry about all the horrible things that can happen, one where people will die if you screw up? Yep, I'm a lifeguard.

Posted at Jul 16, 2015 12:12 AM, 0 comments

I actually like my job, but today I cant stop crying and I want to go home. I don't know if I should tell my boss or not.

Posted at Jul 14, 2015 9:24 PM, 0 comments

I work in hell's kitchen. Not the TV show, the actual kitchen from hell.

Posted at Jul 18, 2015 7:08 AM, 0 comments

I started a new job last week, first change in 4yrs. Im happy so far and its not to stressfull. But i keep having anxiety attacks after leaving thinking i havent done something or done something wrong. Im stressing ill get fired, even though i doubt itll happen. It feels like my heart is trying to jump out of my chest. I just want to be calm!

Posted at Jul 18, 2015 6:09 AM, 0 comments

I'm starting to understand why bosses can be such assholes now that I am one.

Posted at Jul 17, 2015 9:50 AM, 0 comments

im doing so much overtime and coping worse and worse immessing up and feeling horrible and being spoken to like a burden and a child b y everyone and i hate it i want to cry and no one gives a damn

Posted at Jul 15, 2015 11:14 PM, 0 comments

I had a really good job offer, but was convinced it wasn't good enough. I very poorly negotiated, didn't show enough interest, and the offer was rescinded. I messed up and have no one to blame but myself. Now I have to start all over again. I feel like I've hit a wall and don't know how to go on with it.

Posted at Jul 14, 2015 2:16 AM, 0 comments

I've had two clients experiencing mental illness die within one week of each other. Having little support from management, from professionals who are suppose to understand and assist us during that time was depressing and horrifying.

Posted at Jul 18, 2015 7:02 PM, 0 comments

I work at a pet resort (not as all cuddles with puppies as it sounds). Broke up my first dog fight during a play group and I thought I took all the proper precautions as I was supposed to. As I tell another coworker briefly of what happened, I overhear her talking about it with another coworker saying what I did was wrong. I like to think of myself as a good employee because I try not to make mistakes, but not everyone will agree. I thought we were friends, but I was also wrong. So much anxiety.

Posted at Jul 18, 2015 3:34 AM, 0 comments

today I took over for my manager... Scariest shit ever. I sat in the bathroom for 10 mins to regroup. I thought I was going to have an anxiety attack... But I did it. No one got injured and stuff got done.

Posted at Jul 17, 2015 3:40 PM, 0 comments

My boss has been asking me to do more and more lately. I have no idea what I'm doing and I feel so overwhelmed.

Posted at Jul 15, 2015 7:49 PM, 0 comments

Interview went amazing yesterday. It sounded like he practically gave me the job then. But I'm terrified I won't get it because of my age.

Posted at Jul 15, 2015 3:33 PM, 0 comments

I have worked at the same corporation for three plus years, been a manager for two, and have recently noticed how badly it is affecting my life in general. Weekly I breakdown, hide in the bathroom and cry simply because I can't make it through the day there. Forgive me if this is a terrible opinion, but I do not believe that mothers, specifically single mothers, should have to work full time jobs and be away from their minis. Wish there was another way to get by independently

Posted at Jul 15, 2015 4:30 AM, 0 comments

Every time i have work, i would feel crappy. Nervous and worried that i would screw things up and embarrass myself or panic and start crying like i did before. This is just a one day event job, how can i have a stable job if im always freaking out like this ugh

Posted at Jul 14, 2015 9:36 PM, 0 comments

Been frustrated with this company after 6 months of working there - I will have been there for 3 years this july. Always was motivated to climb the ladder quickly and the opportunities never came - I got restless and now am completely disconnected and care little about my performance, knowing the company cares little about me. One individual has been spreading rumors about me and purposely giving me inaccurate information to make me look incompetent to others. He has nothing to gain -why?

Posted at Jul 14, 2015 1:43 PM, 0 comments
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