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Stress at Work

I lost my cleaning job on Friday, I cried, I've had that job for 7 months and it hasn't been great but it's my only source of income, it made me feel like I'm independent and I can look after myself, but now I have no job, which surprisingly ended up pushing me to go and apply for the job I really want the next day, so yesterday I walked into the pet shop I want to work in, spoke to the manager and gave him my details, I hope I get that job

Posted at Oct 29, 2017 8:05 PM, 3 comments

I have no motivation at all at my job. And I don’t know if it is because I have depression/anxiety or if I really don’t like it. The problem is that I don’t know what I rather would work with, or if I could handle another job at all. 😔

Posted at Nov 1, 2017 8:57 PM, 1 comments

The place that I work for is in transition. It is so difficult because there is a clear divide between the "younger" employees that are embracing change, and the tenured "older" employees that are holding fast to the past. All of the people in positions of power/authority are 50+ years old and have worked for the company for 15-30 years. I want to help my work do better, but it's disheartening when none of your suggestions or ideas are even considered because it's different than the past.

Posted at Oct 29, 2017 3:36 PM, 0 comments

I cried so many times this year.. more than in my whole life :(

Posted at Nov 1, 2017 8:04 PM, 1 comments

It’s my second day back at work since my Mother died. I’m constantly switching between wanting to mourn and wanting to be productive. Everyone knew my Mother and loved her and she was one of the best in our region (I work the same place she did) I feel like everyone else is adjusting at an acceptable pace and I’m sort of lagging behind. I have to relearn a lot of stuff and it’s not going as fast as I want it to be.

Posted at Nov 2, 2017 5:50 PM, 2 comments

This is going to make me seem really needy but on the 13th I'm due back at work after having been off for three months with anxiety and depression. The closer it gets the more scared I am about going back. I'm trying to tell myself that it's perfectly natural that I feel this way. It is isn't it??

Posted at Nov 4, 2017 3:26 PM, 2 comments

I have anxiety at Work and it's so hard hiding if. I don't want anyone to know and I don't trust anymore with such a private part of me. My Supervisor micromanages me all the time and I feel like I am under a microscope. I can't even just sit in my office and listen to relaxing music with out her barging in and not even having the courtesy to knock. I left work the other day during a panic attack and lied and said i Was sick. I was so ashamed of myself for leaving work due to anxiety....

Posted at Oct 31, 2017 9:59 AM, 1 comments

I'm so angry at work. At my boss. At myself too. I'm so angry and embarrassed and ashamed that I opened up to him and it came back and bit me in the ass, just like opening up always does to me. I shouldn't have thought of him as my friend, and it cost me a shot at a full time position which he knew I wanted... the new guy, who's only been here 5 months, got it instead. I can't look look at anyone in my department in the eye. I should quit but I can't risk the loss of income.

Posted at Nov 3, 2017 4:46 AM, 0 comments

I had to leave my last job. Now it's time to start new.....

Posted at Nov 5, 2017 12:06 AM, 0 comments

Work is stressful because no one is self sufficient.

Posted at Nov 2, 2017 4:49 AM, 0 comments

I had an interview yesterday and this time I didn't have a panic attack leading to me hitting someone with my car. I hope I get a call soon though this job doesn't start until Dec I just want a steady position with a company that won't try and break me mentally like my last job.

Posted at Nov 3, 2017 1:36 PM, 1 comments

In a week and a bit I'm due, back to work after being off 3 months with anxiety and depression. This is the second time been off in 2017. I'm so scared about going back that I'm tense all the time, can't sleep and my appetite is gone. I know it's natural to feel nervous but this is blind panic and I'm not sure if it's actually a sign I'm not ready or if I should just ignore it and go back anyway. I hate my job and it's a major source of stress so I'm never going to look forward to it!

Posted at Nov 2, 2017 6:47 AM, 1 comments

It’s been a year since graduating and I need to do my tax returns for the first time. Even typing this makes me feel shaky.

Posted at Nov 3, 2017 5:46 PM, 2 comments

Today a customer said something that I took very personal and I can’t shake it. I consider my thick skinned and I’ve been in the service industry since I could get a damn job (I’m late twenties) and have therefore taken a lot of shit. I’ve lost my cool before but usually recover and pretty proud how I deescalate shit. But man this specific lady and her chosen words around this time of year. God, I wanna look for another job so bad.

Posted at Nov 5, 2017 3:49 AM, 2 comments

I've only been at my new job for 2 months and I'm already tired of it

Posted at Oct 30, 2017 6:23 PM, 1 comments

I work with four and five year olds and we have a few challenging behaviors. Today I was told we are adding 2 more students in two weeks. I need to schedule Home visits for them during my conferences for my other 16.

Posted at Nov 3, 2017 9:07 PM, 0 comments

I love my job, but at the same time I can't tell if people actually like me there or not. I haven't asked though, because I'm too scared of what they might say. But I've been here for a while, so I guess unless they don't say anything, I'm fine. I hate anxiety.

Posted at Nov 4, 2017 2:53 AM, 1 comments

I was taught to leave my personal problems at home. Be whomever I choose, deny nothing, but do not bring it into the workplace. Dealing with school and both physical and mental health, I learned what a privilege that attitude is. But nothing has shaken me quite like dysphoria. I'm fine being unprofessional if that is *my* choice. But I'm terrified... that there is no professional way to have a nonbinary gender presentation. I have student loans, and if i transition, I'll have medical expenses...

Posted at Nov 4, 2017 11:11 AM, 1 comments

Recently started a new job within the last month and it stresses me out so much. I go to work from 8-3 and then most of the time work 4-9... feel so rushed and no time to do things I actually like or just get a good amount of sleep! Ugh.

Posted at Nov 3, 2017 8:13 PM, 0 comments

Just venting here... really sick of some of the employees in my company. Society has really changed. I give people a good job, payrate, health benefits, bonuses yet poor work ethic. Mediocrity. Spoiled yet ask for a raise? Unreal. Where has pride & honor these days? I will elevate a deserving worker anytime but hello, can you show initiative & motivation first? 🤥

Posted at Nov 1, 2017 1:51 PM, 3 comments

I need to put together a presentation. It’s due in less than a week. Every day I promise myself I’ll work on it, then I don’t. I feel like a lazy, stupid failure. I worry that I’ll never be able to do it. I’m actually kind of impressed by my ability to avoid it!

Posted at Nov 4, 2017 2:11 AM, 2 comments

Hoping a land a new job soon. Just filling out applications and waiting is nerve wrecking ugh!!!

Posted at Nov 2, 2017 9:08 PM, 0 comments

I wish people at work can be self sufficient .. quit asking me the same question over and over again write the answer I give you down the first dam Time..

Posted at Nov 5, 2017 3:46 AM, 0 comments

Anyone got anxious for approaching people to sell something?

Posted at Nov 5, 2017 3:57 AM, 0 comments

So I work super hard but the owners don't want to give me a raise and I need more $!! I'm the kind of worker who does overtime and I would sleep there that's how much I love it and am dedicated to it but they take me for granted and I can't find another job and it's not like I want to leave! My job actually takes away some of my anxiety at this point I guess cause I'm distracted and loving it so i don't even know.. grrr. Thoughts?

Posted at Nov 4, 2017 2:34 AM, 1 comments
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