Dealing with Stress
at Work

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Stress at Work

No matter how much life gets me down, I need to keep believing that I have a purpose, that I matter. Everyone on this planet deserves and needs to feel that way. Sometimes, work overwhelms me so much. I feel useless. I lose my drive. I'm fighting so hard right now to focus on the good and to know that things will and have to get better. I have to stay strong.

Posted at Aug 4, 2015 8:41 PM, 2 comments

Very important job interview today...anxious about how it will go. Wish me luck

Posted at Aug 6, 2015 2:18 PM, 0 comments

I'm a new high school teacher doing an internship and I'm teaching alone for the first time in a day... It's on my mind and I just want to do so well. POSITIVE THINKING! I can do this!!

Posted at Aug 4, 2015 9:16 AM, 0 comments

Ugh. One of my male coworkers is a huge jerk! He picks on me because I'm a female working in a Dishroom, tells me to 'get back in the kitchen, woman' and to 'learn how to scrub dishes', is always rude and abusive, and my other coworkers (all male) just stand there! Useless! I've talked to my manager, but I'm afraid that it will make it worse. If he doesn't let up, I'm quitting after Labor Day. And another gives me grief about working 2x a week, 5 hours a day. I'm 16!!! I don't need this crap!!!!

Posted at Aug 6, 2015 2:24 AM, 0 comments

I started a new job. I'm excited but also a little overwhelmed. I'm sure once I get settled things will level out.

Posted at Aug 4, 2015 12:40 AM, 0 comments

I went back to an old job that I hate out of necessity because it's close and I haven't been able to find something else. I hate it so much, I feel like I've taken a huge leap backwards but I keep trying to tell myself it's temporary and that it's only a small step forward.

Posted at Aug 7, 2015 6:28 AM, 0 comments

RAWR! SOMETIMES IT JUST FEELS GOOD TO GO A LITTLE BERSERK. But when that's over, I hate the guilt that follows.

Posted at Aug 5, 2015 2:43 AM, 0 comments

My new position is sucking the joy out of my life

Posted at Aug 5, 2015 7:45 PM, 0 comments

Tapping into my support network helped me overcome my anxiety today. Let's not forget to reach out to those around us and remind ourselves that there are people who care about us, although it's easy to forget when we're consumed by our pain.

Posted at Aug 7, 2015 4:02 PM, 0 comments

So when it's 8pm and I've told you three different times that in order to slice cheese for you i have to completely sanitize the only slicer we have yet to break down and wash, you should realize it takes more than a few seconds and not snap at me for it taking too long. Some customers have no patience or tact

Posted at Aug 4, 2015 4:55 PM, 0 comments

Last night was first night out of orientation on my own. I'm a nurse. The night was very hectic and lots of complicated patients. I wanted to run away from there.

Posted at Aug 4, 2015 10:42 PM, 0 comments

Took a new job and gave my 2 weeks' notice today. I'm not sure if it was the right move - I feel like I was being forced out of the old job, but the new one is a big pay cut with no real opportunity to advance, and I worry a lot about my family's finances (new baby and I'm the primary breadwinner).

Posted at Aug 7, 2015 8:40 PM, 0 comments

Found out that the last design place I worked at framed my art.... And then put it in the bathroom. I'm caught between finding it funny and being a tad offended. I hated it there, I kinda wanna steal it back.

Posted at Aug 3, 2015 4:27 PM, 0 comments

I do to much, results are key no matter how you are affected it's never good enough . I am to maladaptive and need to break this cycle

Posted at Aug 7, 2015 10:53 PM, 0 comments

I have a feeling (it's a fact, actually) that I work too much, and I earn less than my collegues. They're going on happy hour right now and I have a mountain of stuff to solve. I'm gonna explode

Posted at Aug 5, 2015 11:10 PM, 0 comments

Today I walked into work and wanted to walk back out again. This is now a daily occurrence and I'm exhausted from psyching myself up to get through the day.

Posted at Aug 3, 2015 9:35 PM, 0 comments

My boss keeps making jokes about my weight which are"funny" because to everyone else I seem tiny but in reality I have horrible body image problems and see myself as grossly overweight and he's just making it worse. Just because I'm smaller than you doesn't mean I see myself as "skinny".

Posted at Aug 5, 2015 3:09 PM, 0 comments

I don't necessarily hate my job. But I always feel like I could do better. I have anxiety at the thought of leaving my job. Knowing how hard it would be for them if I left (we're a small organization), and just how nerve wracking telling them I'm quitting would be, is enough to prevent me from even trying to look for another job. I hate that I allow my anxiety to do this, and to force me to stay at a job that I'm not sure I want anymore.

Posted at Aug 3, 2015 5:41 PM, 0 comments

Working so hard and not being respected for it :(

Posted at Aug 5, 2015 7:43 AM, 0 comments

My boss is leaving for vacation tonight and is putting immense pressure on me to do things more quickly than usual. It's a little overwhelming.

Posted at Aug 7, 2015 4:11 PM, 0 comments

That stress you feel when your boss is incredibly self loathing and needs to take it out on her employees... Do you feel pity for her? Sadness? Anger? Met with the wanting to quit and the exhaustion of finding a new job.

Posted at Aug 5, 2015 5:29 AM, 0 comments

i cant stop thinking about how much i screwed up this job interview and i keep going back on things i could have done to make it better but i cant change the past and whats done is done and im so pissed off with myself i hate this so much

Posted at Aug 2, 2015 12:08 PM, 0 comments

My new job in office is calm, I am with two other girls (who are higher up, and more experienced than me) they make me feel welcome and are so friendly, but I can't help feeling like I'm going to mess up and embarass myself

Posted at Aug 4, 2015 10:37 AM, 0 comments

Started new job two months ago and now I am getting switched to a full time position along with full time school, I hope I can keep my wit about it all. So much stress :(

Posted at Aug 4, 2015 6:44 AM, 0 comments

I'm trying to run my own fashion business but all ive been getting for the past year is: pay pay pay pay but im getting barely any money in. It's so stressful & causing me massive anxiety. I constantly lose motivation. I get it back for a week and it goes for 2-3 weeks. Absolutely mind numbing.

Posted at Aug 4, 2015 4:33 AM, 0 comments
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