Dealing with Stress
at Work

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Stress at Work

After working hard at work and putting in lot of hours, I got recognition. It felt good to be respected and valued by folks.

Posted at Nov 25, 2015 7:02 AM, 0 comments

It's my day off and I can't help myself from checking my work email. Nothing is so urgent that it can't wait til I return to the office on Monday, so why can't I keep myself from opening it up? Each time I do, I feel a little anxious.

Posted at Nov 26, 2015 6:01 PM, 1 comments

After years of experience and months of syress, I have made the desicion to step back from my management role and go back to my old job. It took months did me to make the descion, feeling that I'd be failing myself and my team. But as soon as I vocalised it and made it real in the world, my anxiety lifted, my health got better and i started sleeping again. Sometimes the stress of a career just isn't worth it. I'm looking forward to getting my life back.

Posted at Nov 27, 2015 10:43 PM, 2 comments

I work in a small office and every mistake I make seems to be the end of the world to my boss. I can't sleep because I realized something i did wrong today and I'm worried about going back into the office. I try so hard to be perfect at my job but I keep messing up and I can't stand to be yelled at again.

Posted at Nov 24, 2015 7:43 AM, 2 comments

My main source of anxiety is my job. I LOVE my career; I'm a teacher, and it's my first year. The job comes with a lot of anxiety and stress that I expected, but I didn't expect to be bullied by another teacher. I'm being blamed for something that has nothing to do with me, and it's making me constantly worry that I'll lose my job at the end of the year. What if being a good, caring, hard working teacher isn't enough? What if what someone thinks ruins it for me?

Posted at Nov 23, 2015 12:33 AM, 2 comments

I'm with a good company. But I'm not doing the kind of work I've been dreaming of as a kid. I honestly feel so trapped and helpless and limited because I'm not a college graduate.

Posted at Nov 25, 2015 7:29 AM, 1 comments

I go to a job where I am not appreciated or taken seriously every day where I bust my ass for wages that aren't fair. I don't get recognized for the hard work I do. My paychecks don't reflect how hard I work. I still can't make ends meet. I'm so sick of struggling. Why work so hard when it doesn't pay off. I can't even pay all my bills and put food on my damn table. I'm so sick of this. I'm so frustrated and over it. I just want to cry and crawl into a hole.

Posted at Nov 22, 2015 11:12 PM, 3 comments

I find work a good distraction but some days i have to push myself to go

Posted at Nov 24, 2015 10:34 PM, 3 comments

I start my first job this coming Wednesday. I'm really nervous because I'll be working retail and i have *crippling* social anxiety. I'm really hoping that the job will help me come out of my shell and force me to become more comfortable in social situations, but ultimately I really needed this job because I just moved in with a friend and I need to start paying rent soon. I applied for a stock room job, but I'm afraid that they might occasionally put me on cashier.

Posted at Nov 23, 2015 11:20 AM, 2 comments

I am a Flight Attendant and work in a small work space and only with 2 other people. One who is a bully and one who is also on the receiving end aswell. How does someone go to work everyday when they are tip toeing around scared cause I get treated so bad..

Posted at Nov 27, 2015 6:42 AM, 1 comments

I have been sufering of anxiety and stress basically becouse of my job. Every morning I pray God, thank him and ask him for strenght. He's helping me to control my mind, I realized that any work worth suffering and get sick. Becouse for them you are not essential! Doesn't mean you are not doing Your best just you stop overthinking and getting worry... Living minute to minute knowing God is always with us!

Posted at Nov 22, 2015 11:11 PM, 1 comments

My boss gives me the worst anxiety. I can't tell if it's jus position/power he has over me or if it is just because he is an insensitive employer but everytime he comes into the store, I instantly get nervous and start to shake. I hate it.

Posted at Nov 22, 2015 1:51 PM, 0 comments

I just got thrown a job that I am totally unfamiliar with. As a teacher, I am supposed to teach the subject that I have no clue about. I have no idea how I am going to go about it, and it worries me a lot. Sigh.

Posted at Nov 27, 2015 1:09 PM, 4 comments

I really love my job, but recently they want me to travel outside of my country and I'm getting freak out about it. I only thinking that I'm going to die outside and that I never going to ser my family again :(

Posted at Nov 28, 2015 7:03 PM, 2 comments

How do you all even get jobs? I have a bachelor's degree, little work experience and crippling social anxiety. With so little experience, it's hard to meet qualifications. And even when I do manage to score an interview, I'm practically having a panic attack the whole time. I'm worried I'm never gonna be able to support myself independently.

Posted at Nov 25, 2015 2:51 PM, 4 comments

I work in fast food which may not seem tough but my anxiety makes it really hard for me to serve customers and I get panicky before ever shift :(

Posted at Nov 27, 2015 9:30 PM, 3 comments

I always cannot work in a place long, people see me good at my job , boss like me and they try to kill me, stress , how to stay in my job for long them in the mean time ignore all this people

Posted at Nov 26, 2015 2:06 PM, 0 comments

Have any of you disclosed mental health issues to employers? Why/why not? Earlier this year, I had a depressive episode that lasted months, and there were some tasks at work (particularly the decision-making-heavy ones) that I just couldn't emotionally or cognitively handle at the time. I was so afraid that my boss would think I wasn't making progress on these tasks because I was lazy. I never told her I was depressed because of the stigma, but I still wonder if I should have self-disclosed.

Posted at Nov 22, 2015 5:39 PM, 4 comments

I work with children and teenagers. They are great, but they have really upseting stories behind... I cant avoid thinking about them, and their families...

Posted at Nov 27, 2015 1:15 PM, 2 comments

It's hard to know where the lines between work and personal end. I have an incredible about of obligation in both, and I wish I had my old job when I called the shots on when to detach.

Posted at Nov 27, 2015 12:00 AM, 1 comments

I went from employee to self employed to owning a business with a building and now, employees within 1.5 years. I'm so freeking tired. Grateful, but not healthy. And I can't rest until we pass a certain point of sales. I wonder if I'm going to get sick before I can get there!

Posted at Nov 23, 2015 5:24 PM, 2 comments

I love my job, but it's not leaving me much time to study for my upcoming final year university exams right now 😕

Posted at Nov 25, 2015 11:24 PM, 0 comments

I was employed as a Christmas temp at a retail store. Everything was fine until the manager asked for a private word with me and said I should reconsider the position because I'm dyslexic and if the tills are down it will come back to me... It really upset me so I rang my mum and she picked me up.. Since we've had two meetings and the girl apologised and I was asked to go back... I don't want to because I feel weird but it's 4 weeks.. I don't want to disappoint anyone

Posted at Nov 22, 2015 1:33 PM, 1 comments

I can't find a job and it's been months. I have experience but I keep thinking something is wrong with me. I can't bring myself to apply for too many things at once because nobody will ever employ me anyway. :/

Posted at Nov 28, 2015 6:02 PM, 5 comments

I'm the newest person at my job and the person who trained me quit 2 days after I was hired. I feel like the way she trained me was to sabotage the company. Now I get in trouble for every little thing and I feel like I'm on the owners radar, and it's really messing me up. I talk to much because I'm nervous, then I'm worried that I overspoke. Ugh. I'm worried I'll lose my job for my mistakes. 😰

Posted at Nov 26, 2015 1:24 AM, 3 comments
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