Dealing with Stress
at Work

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Stress at Work

As a teacher, I always take my work home with me and I don't mean marking. I mean student behaviours & issues. Most of us do. I'm tired of other teachers saying I 'care too much' like it's a bad thing. 'Stop worrying and just let it go.' May be my anxiety or just the way I am, but I can't just shut it off. I spend most of my year with these kids. I don't want to lose the part of me that cares. I wouldn't be me or a good teacher if I did. I hate the implication that emotions are a weakness.

Posted at Mar 5, 2016 4:40 AM, 6 comments

Sunday night pre-work anxiety panics

Posted at Feb 28, 2016 11:06 PM, 3 comments

I'm worried I'm unable to perform as expected. Although it's just a job, the closer I get to my office, the harder my stomach is flipping inside out. I'm really nervous what if I can't do anything? I tried talking to friends, they don't seem to get how nervous I feel.

Posted at Mar 2, 2016 12:34 AM, 1 comments

I just want to scream. I'm so scared to go back to work today. People tell me to 'be strong' or 'they're in the wrong, you don't need them' but it's difficult to keep it together when you know everyone hates you

Posted at Mar 3, 2016 6:16 AM, 4 comments

I'm going to be graduating with my master's in a few months and I've had three interviews which I am very grateful for but the waiting and uncertainty is so incredibly hard. I also feel unworthy of having a good, full-time job and I'm being defeatist without even being denied! I HATE THE WAITING GAME

Posted at Mar 2, 2016 8:14 PM, 0 comments

So tired at work that I've been staring blankly at my computer screen for over an hour

Posted at Mar 4, 2016 12:49 PM, 1 comments

I am a student in a university and i study english literature and language. The university has put me for my teaching certificate to teach 2 different classes. The first class are 10 years old and the other are 17 years old. The younger ones have easy lessons and are easy to teach but with the older ones i have no idea how to act with. They are very close to my age. Our age difference is four years. I generally try to be as kind and nice as i can but they are taking advantage of that.

Posted at Mar 1, 2016 3:38 PM, 1 comments

I hate responsibility ๐Ÿ˜” I'm in a managers post. How stupid is that ?

Posted at Mar 3, 2016 11:00 AM, 1 comments

I am a full time waitress at a restaurant, I suffer from anxiety and some social anxiety. Anyone else have the same problems? How to cope?

Posted at Mar 2, 2016 6:17 AM, 1 comments

Managed to survive a terrible shift, even while panicking for six hours straight through it. Regardless, I fed myself a halfway decent snack, and ate dinner afterwards, and got myself to meditate for a while before getting into bed at a decent time. Today was still awful, but I think I made a lot of progress with how I handled it.

Posted at Feb 28, 2016 8:47 AM, 3 comments

I feel like I'm not good enough, a lot. My boss is a micromanager.

Posted at Mar 3, 2016 8:18 PM, 2 comments

I have a job interview tomorrow. I feel like I'm not good enough for the job. Couldn't stop crying because I'm so nervous about the interview, but mum and dad didn't understand at all and just got angry. I feel so alone when nobody even tries to understand what's going on in my head.

Posted at Mar 3, 2016 8:47 PM, 2 comments

My parents are trying to make me get a job. I'm 17 and I want a summer job but right now, I'm still in school. I feel like I'm too exhausted and too depressed for a job.

Posted at Mar 2, 2016 9:45 PM, 2 comments

For me work stress = roleplay/speaking infront of groups based training excercises. I just want to go to work and do my normal job :'(

Posted at Mar 4, 2016 2:44 PM, 0 comments

My Project deadline got moved forward. Going to lose at least 4 days, and also have to add four more segments. Stressing since this is my biggest project of the year ๐Ÿ˜–

Posted at Mar 4, 2016 4:22 AM, 3 comments

Everyone at work thinks I'm going to break! I can carry a box! I've had enough of it now!

Posted at Mar 3, 2016 6:46 PM, 0 comments

I have to go into work tomorrow after a day and a half off for my depression and anxiety. As tonight draws to an end my mind is racing with catastrophosed thoughts of what tomorrow might bring. I need all the rest I can get to deal with pushing myself into work in the morning but I fear insomnia will win this battle... Again

Posted at Mar 2, 2016 11:45 PM, 1 comments

My manager asked me why I was on meds for anxiety and depression and when I told her it stems back from my childhood, she said "I had a bad childhood, I've seen things no kid should see, maybe you need to take natural remedies, I don't take pills." Also when I told my other manager that my performance issues are from depression she told me "I got beat everyday by my husband and I still came into work and did what I had to do."

Posted at Mar 2, 2016 10:51 PM, 8 comments

I started having panic attacks at work so I took a leave of absence. Then I realized that means I've got no income. My husband has been nothing but supportive, but now I've got guilt about my lack of an income.

Posted at Mar 1, 2016 3:21 PM, 1 comments

Tengo un monton de deberes , esto solo me trae ansiedad y estres , a la larga depresion. No puedo mas

Posted at Mar 1, 2016 1:16 AM, 0 comments

My husband has been looking for a job for a month now, meanwhile my job is getting more stressful every day. I try to stay strong for the both of us but it just feels like nothing is working out for us. My husband is now sick from the stress and I'm on the verge of breaking. Paying bills with two incomes wasn't easy but with just one it's nearly impossible.

Posted at Feb 29, 2016 1:56 AM, 9 comments

I work as a teacher and it is incredibly stressful to 'Put off' my anxiety in order to be there for the kids. I always feel like I'm trapped and can't let my emotions out.

Posted at Feb 28, 2016 11:36 PM, 3 comments

I text work to say that I would be in today but I'm ill so if they could send me home as soon as possible I would appreciate it. It was ignored. I got to work and it wasn't busy, she didn't send me home but asked me to do more since it was dead and then I was coping and then the chef who is also the owner was so rude to me In the kitchen and I just burst out in tears. I then asked the restaurant manager to go home as I felt ill now I'm ashamed and anxious about whether they will want me back :-(

Posted at Mar 2, 2016 10:25 PM, 2 comments

Hate it when my boss just makes me feel worse about myself

Posted at Mar 2, 2016 3:53 AM, 0 comments

My coworkers keep making jokes about self harm and suicide all the time. And on top of that they keep coming up to me and being jerks about how I look sad all the time and rarely smile. My entire shift tonight it felt like someone was squeezing my lungs and chest and I was on the verge of an anxiety attack the whole time. I had 3 before going in just thinking about going in. I really don't want to just quit and walk out but this job is making me so much worse.

Posted at Mar 2, 2016 3:13 AM, 1 comments
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