Dealing with Stress
at Work

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Stress at Work

When you have social anxiety and severe depression and find out everyone at work talks about you behind your back, including your boss, because I have this anxiety and depression. Just leave me alone. I'm done.

Posted at Aug 23, 2016 8:59 PM, 3 comments

I constantly feel that I'm not doing enough and that my work is sub par. I feel that my coworkers hate me, find me incompetent, and don't want me around. I work in retail so I have to interact with customers but I am very awkward, anxious, and semi paranoid around other people. I don't exactly communicate very well or in a way that people are familiar with so I over explain things since I don't know what information they exactly need.

Posted at Aug 26, 2016 8:46 PM, 2 comments

Exercise has really helped me get over my work stress. A gentle jog with some good tunes is all I needed.

Posted at Aug 22, 2016 7:48 PM, 0 comments

Being closeted at work and listening in on the most vile, hateful, homophobic and transphobic conversation does not give me hope of ever being myself in this environment at all.

Posted at Aug 27, 2016 1:22 PM, 3 comments

Finally got an interview for a position I've been wanting for 3 years now. I now got the great news for an offer and I of course took it.. However I keep almost having anxiety attacks cause I have to take a drug test and I might not pass... Its only been a week... I'm so scared. I can't tell my family if I fail cause they have no idea... And I want this job so bad . 😢

Posted at Aug 24, 2016 4:07 AM, 0 comments

I feel as if sometimes my job asked to much of me but other times I just think I'm lazy and I don't know for sure which one is true. It doesn't help having a job you don't like.

Posted at Aug 23, 2016 10:39 AM, 0 comments

I feel that my work is pushing me towards a mental break. I'm starting to get scared that I can't hold a "normal" job for more than a couple of years... I don't know what to do.

Posted at Aug 22, 2016 8:28 PM, 1 comments

I have two job offers (this is supposed to be a good thing right) but its making me very stressed because my first choice hasnt called me back, I would call them to follow up, but I can't bring myself to do it. Phone calls have always been difficult for me. It scares me even thinking about it.

Posted at Aug 25, 2016 1:07 AM, 2 comments

Sometimes I feel very lonely in my job. Like no one would be a friend of mine. The only girl that I get along with is going away :(

Posted at Aug 23, 2016 2:13 AM, 2 comments

Skipped a coworker's farewell lunch today due to social anxiety and felt like a horrible shitty person. I suspect people were talking about it too but mostly i just feel like a rude asshole. i want to die.

Posted at Aug 23, 2016 11:18 PM, 2 comments

I have been off work 4 weeks , due to go back tomorrow...a woman at work made me have anxiety attacks and then my depression got worse ...she is harrassing me for no reason doesnt know well as the woman who caused it really dreading tomorrow....scared and anxious not going to sleep

Posted at Aug 23, 2016 6:29 PM, 2 comments

Hi community, openly saying I need your support tonight! Last day at a rough job, did not tie up every end perfectly but did the best with the time and support I had. It's really tearing me apart. I gotta figure out how to work through this, to let go of all the baggage that I built up at this job. I'm not a "fuck it/them" person, but I didn't leave on the highest note. Share your experience, insight, how you can relate, or support. Mayen we can all wake up feeling a tad better tomorrow!

Posted at Aug 26, 2016 11:46 PM, 2 comments

The feeling of dreading waking up for work everyday because it is just mentally and physically tasking. My body gets so tense from anxiety and stress that I get very sore and it feels like I took part in a 5K or something. It's unreal. I have to try to do my breathing exercises and my muscle exercises.

Posted at Aug 26, 2016 1:32 AM, 0 comments

i dont want to search a job...i want to have it but im lazy i guess

Posted at Aug 24, 2016 3:15 AM, 0 comments

I have taken on too much in an effort to stand out and get attention and praise. I got minimal I'm in over my head and I feel like there's no way out.

Posted at Aug 27, 2016 2:53 PM, 3 comments

Feeling really sad and stressed about the financial repercussions of needing to take time off work for depression and anxiety. Especially sad about how it is stressing my supportive partner out, too.

Posted at Aug 27, 2016 1:54 AM, 2 comments

I OBSESS over what I'm going to do with my career and I need to stop. I don't like my job but it's not forever. I'll find my niche, I hope... Here's to not over analyzing job postings and career possibilities, I can't make time move faster. 6 more months and I'll try something new.

Posted at Aug 26, 2016 7:47 PM, 0 comments

I've been at my new job for nearly a week but every day I go in I am petrified. I don't want to get out of bed to do it and right now even the money isn't motivation enough...

Posted at Aug 25, 2016 10:49 PM, 1 comments

I have an amazing job, but I always feel like I need another job because I need more money.

Posted at Aug 25, 2016 5:45 PM, 0 comments

I have to work to live but am finding I can't have a life because of work. How do you find a balance?

Posted at Aug 23, 2016 8:27 PM, 2 comments

I am scared my new job is going to cause a lot of bad things to happen 😬

Posted at Aug 23, 2016 8:11 PM, 0 comments

I have been working at the same place for more than 13 years now. It's a stressful environment and the managers are tough. I keep complaining about my job but can't seem to find the strength to change. My husband often says that this place is steeling my happiness and health, which is true. I've been very sick lately and I'm sure the stress of it have something to do with it. My body is sending messages.

Posted at Aug 22, 2016 6:37 PM, 1 comments

I started to work on 1st August. Last week I was sick, so I stayed at home. Now I'm back, I am still weak. Maybe this is the reason why I feel I don't belong there. I'm not that person who can do this job. I feel like a student, don't feel like a mature adult. It's like playing a character. My social skills aren't good enough for this job.

Posted at Aug 22, 2016 5:53 PM, 3 comments

I had 2 jobs hire me, then relocate me, and now none of them are even calling me or returning my calls. I'm just frustrated with them now 😡

Posted at Aug 26, 2016 1:23 AM, 0 comments

i had a customer throw somwthing at me the other day and it really freaked me out. plus, i cant express myself at all - its a conservative grocery store and i cant even have differing opinions from customers. i wasnt made for this. i am so much more than fake smiles and featureless eyes.

Posted at Aug 26, 2016 8:07 AM, 2 comments
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