Dealing with Stress
at Work

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Stress at Work

I think my anxiety at work is a distraction from real issues but I can’t work out which problems are real. Anyone who works with my manager knows she is awful but she blames others for her mistakes so management don’t see it. I’m worried that when things go wrong during my leave she will blame me. My anxiety comes from childhood trauma that is triggered at Christmas but all I can worry about is work! Feels a bit obsessive but at the same time not unreasonable so confusing. Anyone else get this?

Posted at Dec 23, 2018 4:23 PM, 1 comments

Push through.

Posted at Dec 26, 2018 6:57 AM, 0 comments

I am about to start my internship. I'm really nervous and I can hear my heart pounding. I can do this. This is very important for me. I can do this.

Posted at Dec 26, 2018 12:10 AM, 2 comments

i got a new job starting January 😊 truly hope everything goes well

Posted at Dec 28, 2018 8:23 PM, 1 comments

You know that feeling when you just don't like someone for no reason!! That's how I feel about my coworker .. and it's hard to avoid him since it's only me and him and my boss in the place .. every time he do something I find myself thinking "could you not" .. it's unexplainable and it makes me irritated when he's around

Posted at Dec 23, 2018 4:04 PM, 3 comments

I'm working today and i really just want to be done for the day but I have 7 more hours to go. So I'm keeping myself occupied by checking on patients and when I have down time listening to music

Posted at Dec 24, 2018 4:43 PM, 1 comments

I am a substance abuse counselor that works in an outpatient setting. I literally hate people in general except for my clients. I seem to find empathy for their experiences probably because I have been there. I’m so behind in paperwork. I do great in-person. However, most of us know that “if it isn’t documented that it didn’t happen”. Therefore, I have some catching up to do.

Posted at Dec 24, 2018 3:48 PM, 4 comments

I won an award this year at work. Sounds great- I got a plaque and my name on a wall. But I won’t get a raise. I can’t eat the plaque.

Posted at Dec 27, 2018 7:19 PM, 1 comments

I had a dream last night that someone from work told me I wasn't good enough, and patients were really needy and I couldn't keep up with anything that was going on

Posted at Dec 28, 2018 1:27 PM, 3 comments

I feel that I have too much to lose if they decide that I’m not good enough for the company. My family and I moved to a new country because of my work. Which means that I’m grateful and totally dependent of the company. We moved 2.5 years ago and I still have the feeling that I’m not good enough and they made a mistake bringing me here. It’s just an amazing dream that came true and I feel afraid all the time of losing it.

Posted at Dec 26, 2018 4:53 AM, 1 comments

If I change my job, would I be happier? I don't know because it is my first job, and I've been in it for 4 years 😶

Posted at Dec 26, 2018 2:03 PM, 1 comments

All of my stress comes from my job. To be honest, I don't like my job but I signed a contract so I can't leave for another 4 and a half years. Been trying to do things that eliminate my stress: drawing, exercising, going for walks, writing about it, etc. But it doesn't help for very long. I've been under so much stress for a long time that I feel my health deteriorating. I'm really looking for help, I'll take any suggestions.

Posted at Dec 23, 2018 2:59 PM, 10 comments

I just want to do a good job

Posted at Dec 29, 2018 6:14 PM, 0 comments

Anybody else being bullied at work?

Posted at Dec 24, 2018 9:39 AM, 6 comments

I am a very slow learner and i certainly dont get things at first try. Working a minimum wage entry level job requires alot of fast learning and i hate that cus i never feel good at my job. Thats why i like school so much, because it allows me to learn my profession over the course of 4 years i can really take my time and dedicate myself to my desired profession

Posted at Dec 27, 2018 5:49 AM, 1 comments

I’m constantly looked down on and belittled at work and it’s really just starting to weigh on me. I’m a teenager and I’m working with teens so I shouldn’t be so surprised bc we’re all petty. Plus, I’m quiet and keep to myself so I guess I’m an easy target idk. I just hate it.

Posted at Dec 27, 2018 3:48 AM, 0 comments

I have always had anxiety, however, I got a promotion back in July- I work in a detox. I’m sure you can imagine how stressful it is. I feel like very overwhelmed at times, I feel like I need to be “on call” 24/7.August I’d say that’s when my anxiety seems to have progressed to panic. It’s like because my mind is tired, it’s like the anxiety and intrusive thoughts just prey on me.I am willing to bet this escalating in mental health issues has to do with work.

Posted at Dec 24, 2018 3:08 AM, 2 comments

I work in retail and I have this coworker who is very adamant about referring to me as a boy/man. She’ll ask me for assistance and within doing so she usually says something off the wall like, “you know you’re the man in here” but I don’t like that at all and I’ve addressed it far too many times. At this point I just want to be rude about it so she’ll get the message.

Posted at Dec 29, 2018 11:44 PM, 3 comments

I have work in about 8 hours and I don't want to go. I keep panicking about it and I genuinely just don't like the job. I told my mum that I'm going to quit and she's really annoyed at me but at the end of the day it's my life? She's annoyed cuz I quit my last job cuz my boss was sexist and overworked and underpayed me. If I'm anxious about work and don't want to go because my anxiety with it won't go away then I shouldn't have to go right?

Posted at Dec 29, 2018 1:36 AM, 2 comments

I'm so discouraged at work. I'm newish to the job but not advancing in the way I want/need to. I feel incompetent and I'm perpetually embarrassed to even come to work. Not even sure what to do about it.

Posted at Dec 30, 2018 1:11 AM, 1 comments

Worked Christmas Eve and now working chrismfas day and the taxi is coming at 630am when initially supposed to be 7am Eugh, plus we don’t have a break at work, and the work is physical hard labour which makes it worse. Eufh God help me. Plus the gossip and slander amongst the staff and the accusations and judgements that fly around don’t exactly make me happy. They are all the last people I’d ever want to spend Christmas with. Eugh

Posted at Dec 24, 2018 8:06 PM, 1 comments

I finished my major some weeks ago and I don’t know which one is the next step. I want to get a job but I feel lost because I don’t know what I really want to do.

Posted at Dec 30, 2018 2:00 AM, 1 comments

All my life: deadlines!

Posted at Dec 29, 2018 6:51 PM, 0 comments

So I got this co-worker that kept giving me problems because we live together. The job covered our housing, so we don't choose who to live with, but anyway, she would nit pick on things with only me, but I was empowered and said something to her

Posted at Dec 28, 2018 5:34 PM, 0 comments

It’s not stress, but rather relief. I finally got a part time job so I can start earning some $$! It seemed impossible and that no one wanted me. Finally I can begin to spend a bit more money and not feel guilty, and start saving. Everyone is so lovely. The hours can be a bit tough with some really late nights but the people are great and I’m happy!

Posted at Dec 23, 2018 10:52 AM, 0 comments
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