Dealing with Stress
at Work

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Stress at Work

Feeling crushed by having to sit in front of a computer for 9 hours a day. Many of us do it, and I'm thankful to have work and a steady income. But man, I can't help but think we were meant for so much more than this!

Posted at Jan 4, 2019 6:35 PM, 2 comments

It’s 4am on a Saturday and I am having anxiety about the weekend ending and having to go back to work on Monday. I’m worried that the weekend is going to feel like it flew by again. I just have so many tasks I need to finish, a weekend is too short to do everything while getting some relaxing time in.

Posted at Jan 5, 2019 12:12 PM, 4 comments

I feel so much stress when I thinking about going to work, but I have to :(

Posted at Jan 2, 2019 12:12 PM, 4 comments

Long story short I quit my job with the super manipulative employer per my doctor's orders. For the first time in months, i feel okay. Especially okay to be myself.

Posted at Jan 5, 2019 12:09 AM, 2 comments

My coworker takes credit for my hard work. My Supervisor is not approachable. At first, I was mad. Then I realized that my coworker is needy and if she feels the need to “ride my wave” then so be it! I’m not wasting my time or effort on someone that is insecure within themselves. I will be the better person. I will be confident and move forward without lowering myself to her level. I’m confident that in time she will be exposed.

Posted at Jan 4, 2019 3:52 AM, 3 comments

It is so difficult being in a workplace where you don't have a natural group of friends, especially when everyone around you is forming sisterhood and brotherhood with their colleagues. It affirms all the horrible things you've been believing about yourself all along.

Posted at Jan 4, 2019 11:49 PM, 3 comments

I feel so disrespected at work. I am one of 3 women working at a small, predominantly male engineering startup. My boss talks to me like I'm a child, refuses to make eye contact with me and does not say hello when I come in. I don't see him treating others this way. My actual job is good, but it's miserable working with people who don't acknowledge me. I feel like a waste of space sitting here behind my computer 9 hours a day just for a paycheck.

Posted at Jan 3, 2019 2:39 PM, 3 comments

All of you who are actually going to work, I understand it is so hard bc it can be so mentally, emotionally and physically draining but you are going and getting through the day one day at a time. It is much more than I'm doing bc I can't even get myself to work. Be proud you are getting through just one more day.

Posted at Jan 4, 2019 6:08 PM, 3 comments

I have an interview at 3:30 (it is currently 1:20) and i'm utterly terrified. One outcome is that they hire me and i have to tell my current boss that i'm leaving in two weeks. The other outcome is they dont hire me and i'm still stuck with this super manipulative employer. I feel trapped.

Posted at Jan 3, 2019 6:21 PM, 4 comments

My social anxiety prevents me from speaking up at meetings and showing up. We have weekly meetings where I speak on behalf of my team and it causes me so much anxiety on the weekend, sometimes I take the day off as sick to avoid it. I hate it.

Posted at Jan 5, 2019 10:21 PM, 1 comments

good morning.Yes i had some tears running down my face but i fixed my self,got to work. my managers walks up to me and says Do you have a problem?He knows i take meds for my mental health.Instead of him pulling me aside to talk to me he snaps. ok i just need my meds to kick in. He goes behind my back to call in another worker and comes to me and says im sending you home. why ?you dont feel good. im fine.i have no way home as my car engine just blew last week.

Posted at Jan 5, 2019 3:24 AM, 2 comments

My boss won't leave me alone. She is a micro manager and picks at nothing. Today I ended up speaking up and telling her I'm not doing anything wrong my job is done and correct (which it is) Then she went off about tried to say that I'm being difficult.. and how I'm perfect? I was like I'm far from perfect and that's not what I'm getting at. I hate people like that. I wish she would just leave me alone......I'm starting to look for a new job. I hope I find something better. >.<

Posted at Jan 5, 2019 10:44 PM, 1 comments

Changed countries for a new job 10 months ago. As someone who has anxiety issues it wasn't easy. I love the new city, slowly built a social network but at work still feel like an outsider and that I don't fit in. Turning into a people pleaser from fear of rejection and that if I am not agreeable they won't renew my contract. The organization where I work is not too helpful. So yeah started the year with a mild panic attack over a small innocent mistake. Really don't like what I am turning into.

Posted at Jan 2, 2019 11:50 PM, 2 comments

I think i needed a break from work, but always worried about, you know adult thing plus without having a job.. on weekend is just for rest, sleeping always feeling tired.

Posted at Jan 6, 2019 5:48 AM, 0 comments

I lost my job yesterday - my position got eliminated due to funding cuts. I was so lost, but I'm slowly getting everything I need to do together.

Posted at Jan 3, 2019 10:00 PM, 5 comments

I’m a student and I’m just overloaded with work. I can never find time for myself because then I have less time to do my school work. And I always spend so much time studying and writing only to not get the grade I feel I deserve

Posted at Dec 31, 2018 5:18 AM, 1 comments

I just want to say that these holidays have been so restorative for me. Work has been dead and ive been able to be more productive as well as removed from the hamster wheel of perfection and stress. I've realized that while i love and identify with my work, at the end of the day, this is just a job. And that realization has been so empowering for me.

Posted at Dec 30, 2018 4:32 PM, 0 comments

I hate going to work. I hate being with my colleagues. Most of them are petty, envious and waiting for someone do something so they can mock. It feels like we are in 3rd grade.

Posted at Jan 4, 2019 10:03 PM, 3 comments

I was let go from my nursing job due to “downsizing” and decreasing reimbursement. I haven’t worked since June of last year. I have had problems with attendance because sometimes I just can’t get out of bed. Sympathy for this issue is hard to find. I’m afraid that if I find a job I will get in trouble because I don’t feel that I’m in a good place right now. I do think it would be good for me to make the commitment and have the contact with other people but I’m afraid of failure.

Posted at Jan 3, 2019 12:44 AM, 3 comments

I love my workplace, but there is a certain colleague who is incredibly petty and immature. Instead of addressing issues, might I mention small issues, with people in the workplace with themselves, she goes straight to the boss amd reports the behaviour.

Posted at Jan 4, 2019 1:09 AM, 1 comments

I am a contractor and often move place to place. Today I was told I'm being transferred to another location 11 weeks ahead of schedule with only a weeks notice. Very frustrating.

Posted at Jan 4, 2019 3:25 AM, 2 comments

I've been at this job for 5 months now. My boss is jealous of me and always trys to catch me on a mistake with my job but gets frustrated because she comes up empty handed. I've been working in this field for 12 year's so I know my job quite well. Anyway...the staff is having a Christmas party this Friday but I wasn't invited and everyone else schedule was marked off to not come in but mine. I feel a type of way so I marked myself as off to and just not going in.

Posted at Jan 2, 2019 5:58 PM, 0 comments

I hate my job. I’m stressed out because I don’t know what else to do. I can’t quit but I can’t handle this job anymore.

Posted at Jan 4, 2019 4:50 PM, 2 comments

I am a strong believer in "when you're on company time, they are paying you to give a sh*t". Nothing bothers me more than when people punch-in and then don't work to their best ability.

Posted at Jan 5, 2019 2:14 AM, 0 comments

My coworker has been here for 3 hours after her shift because no one will come and pick her up. I feel terrible because it’s almost 2 am but there’s literally nothing I can do :(

Posted at Jan 6, 2019 7:29 AM, 1 comments
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