Dealing with Stress
at Work

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Stress at Work

I will never understand 5 days of hard work, for two days "off"- those two days are used to do work I could not do while working so hard. I feel so owned- so enslaved. 😢

Posted at Oct 3, 2018 6:45 PM, 2 comments

I work at the National Suicide Prevention lifeline. My job is to talk people down from suicide and listen to their stresses and problems. I’ve been realizing day after day of this has really affected me. I’ve been getting depressed and anxious. I also work nights, Monday-Friday 12 am-6 am. Someone asked me tonight “you are 23, why in the world would you be doing this job, it is depressing!” And I didn’t have an answer for them.

Posted at Oct 2, 2018 8:58 AM, 2 comments

Hoping to get this new job tomrw wish me luck guys!

Posted at Oct 1, 2018 10:32 PM, 3 comments

Today was my fifth shift at a new job. I can’t help but think my coworkers are talking badly about me when i’m not around. I get anxious on the way to work just wondering who’s going to be there. When i’m working in the front of the store most other employees gather at the back end of the store and giggle and my last shift i saw them pointing in my direction and talking then laughing. It makes me feel so uncomfortable and anxious. i really just want to do a good job and be liked.

Posted at Oct 1, 2018 9:51 PM, 3 comments

Have the worst anxiety walking in to work

Posted at Oct 2, 2018 5:50 PM, 0 comments

I hate when we get behind schedule at work. Then every other person gets mad that theyre starting late, and they're crabby when they get to you. We're human here, we're doing the best we can with what we're given.

Posted at Oct 2, 2018 10:47 PM, 0 comments

When I get stressed I lash out at loved ones. I am so tired of this. It's like my filter is broken and I can't regulate my emotions. I feel so ashamed. I feel like I have a lot of awareness of this but struggle to catch myself OR I know it's happening but can't seem to stop it. For example my fiance will offer a hug and I know it's good for me but I'll refuse it. I am talking with a therapist. Second session tomorrow. How can I ask her to help me help myself better?

Posted at Oct 5, 2018 3:22 AM, 2 comments

First year teacher. Just had my first evaluation. The lesson went horribly. I feel like such a failure.. trying to remind myself that it’s my FIRST YEAR- my first month, for crying out loud- and it’s OKAY. I am competent, I am a good teacher, and I make a difference every day. There is always room for improvement and there will always be lessons that don’t go as planned. I need to embrace the struggles of teaching because they’ll never go away. It’s life.

Posted at Oct 1, 2018 3:59 AM, 4 comments

Stressed about being understaffed, over worked, and under appreciated. Working for a startup that fronts such a "blissful" environment is frustrating. Every other city enjoys catered lunch, free events, and community wellness all while I have to work through my lunch and work overtime every single day with no wellness activities.

Posted at Oct 5, 2018 2:23 PM, 3 comments

I quit my high paying career because it was slowly killing me. My mental health has never been so bad and I think I’m falling apart. I go back to my old job as a cashier next week and I’m nervous because I feel like a failure

Posted at Oct 6, 2018 12:37 AM, 3 comments

Really hate my job right now. I hate talking to strangers and usually with my job I don’t have to talk to people much but now all of a sudden my boss wants me to go through his IMPOSSIBLY GIANT Rolodex full of contacts and CALL all of these people to make sure their phone numbers are good and get email addresses he can contact them by. Every day now I wake up so depressed and feel like I’m going to lose my mind!

Posted at Oct 5, 2018 3:17 PM, 1 comments

I plan to quit my job very soon, but I'm anxious how will my boss react to it, and how I will reason out that I will not be mentally and physically ok if I stay longer.

Posted at Sep 30, 2018 12:23 PM, 4 comments

It doesn't seem like a big deal but I forgot to silence my phone and left it at my desk. At the end of a stressful day someone had moved my phone, and put a post it on it : "I AM A VERY VERY NAUGHTY AND NOISY PHONE :<" Who does that?? It was really passive aggressive but for some reason I can't let it go. I felt bad for asking my coworkers as a whole (since I don't know who left the note) to grab me if it happens so I can silence it right away. This sucks. I feel like a bad person.

Posted at Oct 2, 2018 2:11 AM, 2 comments

I am a new graduate in my field of work and started a new job last week. I am putting so much pressure on myself to do well that it is affecting my performance! I am using my self care tools to try to break the cycle and thought I’d share here too to see if it helps.

Posted at Oct 4, 2018 12:09 PM, 2 comments

I’m so nervous about meeting with my manager to give me two weeks notice. I hope it’s not too awkward and that they handle it well.

Posted at Oct 3, 2018 8:23 PM, 0 comments

I feel like my job is slowly killing me but it's a solid job for my point in life. Too much stress has triggered anxiety and now I've been making stupid mistakes which has made the anxiety worse. I have no idea what to do.

Posted at Oct 2, 2018 5:41 AM, 3 comments

Walked in confident and in a positive mood but that didn’t stay to long

Posted at Oct 1, 2018 8:16 PM, 1 comments

I work three jobs and go to school full time. I’m exhausted but I don’t want to give up

Posted at Oct 1, 2018 6:30 AM, 1 comments

I’m thinking of quitting my job and taking a risk in a new field. My job is toxic and my health is suffering. I’m making bad choices at work because I’m stressed and overwhelmed. I’m scared to leave despite all of these signs it’s time.

Posted at Oct 2, 2018 3:12 AM, 1 comments

I’m a nanny. My kids call me Chicken Nugget.

Posted at Oct 3, 2018 2:03 AM, 0 comments

I am so anxious with a new job and not sure of my decision. People at the new job actually spoke to me today to see if everything was okay. It’s like I get a panic attack at work and I can’t think and presses clearly.

Posted at Oct 6, 2018 3:33 AM, 0 comments

I am utterly exhausted. Have to travel for work this week so I was up at 4am worked all day and just stopped working and got into bed now at 10:30pm. I need a break and today is only day 1 of a 5 day trip!

Posted at Oct 2, 2018 2:34 AM, 2 comments

I got a new job today and we were introduced in front of more than a hundred people. I think I blabbered on and on and didn’t make sense and I’m overthinking it now

Posted at Oct 5, 2018 2:53 PM, 0 comments

Trying to find motivation today for work thinking positive

Posted at Oct 2, 2018 2:30 PM, 2 comments

I want o know if I’m in or out...this waiting process is making me such a 🐻!!

Posted at Oct 2, 2018 2:08 AM, 2 comments
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